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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-10 04:17 PM
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15. I Think You're Right To Follow Your Gut Feeling About A Place
Regarding your assets, it's your prerogative whether to state them, or not. They should only matter if there's any question about income or your credit score.

If it really bothers you, I suggest submitting applications without stating your assets, and see if you are accepted. If a landlord turns you down at a place you want to rent based on your credit report, income and work histories, then you can bring up any assets, if you want, in order to try to qualify. It's pretty much an arbitrary decision by the landlord.
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  -My experience looking for an apartment Monique1  Sep-11-10 02:30 PM   #0 
  - Things have gotten vERY weird. They do a credit check on you now when you apply for a job..  BrklynLiberal   Sep-11-10 02:38 PM   #1 
  - You get credit checks when you apply for car insurance  customerserviceguy   Sep-11-10 02:41 PM   #3 
  - Stupid right wingers whine about government intrusions but cheer on corporate invasions.  AnArmyVeteran   Sep-11-10 04:30 PM   #17 
     - It is like the French Revolution in reverse....  BrklynLiberal   Sep-11-10 07:28 PM   #20 
        - Thanx for that post. But RWs are idiots.  AnArmyVeteran   Sep-12-10 10:03 AM   #30 
  - I have had places wanting to know my source and amount of income  bluestateguy   Sep-11-10 02:40 PM   #2 
  - It's a reasonable question  customerserviceguy   Sep-11-10 02:43 PM   #5 
  - i don't think that's uncommon. last time i applied for an apt they wanted  Hannah Bell   Sep-11-10 02:42 PM   #4 
  - I can understand that. There are so many people now who scrape together one or two months  napi21   Sep-11-10 02:49 PM   #9 
     - Rather than "scrape together" what they can, it is much better for them to be on the street.  bobbolink   Sep-11-10 03:47 PM   #12 
     - There is that. Also, when an owner/manager tries to evict a tenant  Obamanaut   Sep-11-10 04:24 PM   #16 
     - That's why people pony up first, last & damage. Sorry, no business is risk-free  Hannah Bell   Sep-12-10 12:17 AM   #22 
        - Ponying up first, last, and damages is not the same as scraping together  Obamanaut   Sep-12-10 06:51 AM   #26 
     - You can understand why they wanted to know my bank balances? I can't,  Hannah Bell   Sep-12-10 12:14 AM   #21 
        - Dumb question perhapse, but if you have several accounts,  napi21   Sep-12-10 01:05 AM   #23 
           - it's actually been so long i can't remember the details exactly, this was in the late 80s,  Hannah Bell   Sep-12-10 01:12 AM   #25 
  - Yes and increasingly yes.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-11-10 02:46 PM   #6 
  - I wonder if the owner of these buildings knows what kind of people they have  napi21   Sep-11-10 02:46 PM   #7 
  - If you want the place I figure you might as well sell yourself as a tenant.  dkf   Sep-11-10 02:47 PM   #8 
  - they were beyond that point  SargeUNN   Sep-11-10 04:03 PM   #14 
  - It's ALL About The Credit Report And Assets  Tace   Sep-11-10 02:50 PM   #10 
  - I was not bothered by a credit  Monique1   Sep-11-10 03:39 PM   #11 
  - I Think You're Right To Follow Your Gut Feeling About A Place  Tace   Sep-11-10 04:17 PM   #15 
  - They have no business knowing your assets for a rental  LostinVA   Sep-11-10 04:35 PM   #18 
  - I may be wrong, but I thought bank accounts showed up on credit reports  aikoaiko   Sep-12-10 07:05 AM   #27 
  - So, how do those with bad credit find a place to live?  LWolf   Sep-11-10 06:00 PM   #19 
     - That's been my question too. What oes someone who's lost their job  napi21   Sep-12-10 01:10 AM   #24 
     - It's probably illegal to live under the bridge, too.  LWolf   Sep-12-10 09:38 AM   #29 
     - extended stay or low end rentals are the practical answers.  aikoaiko   Sep-12-10 07:09 AM   #28 
     - Usually, they have to pay a higher move-in deposit  rainbow4321   Sep-12-10 11:10 AM   #31 
  - further info on the one on background check  SargeUNN   Sep-11-10 03:58 PM   #13 

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