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If you are a foreigner with none of these documents, you will still have to show an identification such as a passport and your will more than likely have to apply for a tax ID which is issued by the social security administration.
These are the rules.
I understand your concern about privacy and identity theft.
I found a legal advice site where your very question was posed. A link to the site is at the bottom of this message.
Chad Gray, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
This is completely common here in FL.
The condo association will check the buyers' background/criminal history and credit history.
They also might check personal references.
I haven't heard of any problems arising from the condo association/management checking of the buyer's background etc.
Best of luck with your purchase,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
I understand your concern. However, the personal information is for the protection of the condo community. By getting a background check, credit check and verifying that there aren't outstanding warrants or any other legal issues that would impact the community negatively, the Board insures a high stand of Owners.
Hope this helps.
CHANE REALTY INC
I am not in the capacity to give you legal advice, however I usually suggest to all my clients to reveal only the last 4 digits of their bank accounts. Most of the associations will accept it.
Unfortunately, you must provide SS number and Driver License information. The association will conclude credit and background check.
It is not such a bad thing anyway. Considering that all occupants underwent the same procedure, you can rest assure that there are no criminals or financially unstable individuals in the development.
For more comprehensive answers I will recommend to visit this site: http://www.condolaws.net
They provide free consolation.
Best of luck for you!
Iliana Ivanova P.A.
Legality is an issue best determined by an attorney.
The normal process of application to live in a condo or townhouse community does involve asking for your social security number, drivers license number, banking information, a credit and a background check. You will also be asked for a copy of your drivers license.
There are rules and regulations regarding the safety of your personal identifying information. One would hope that your association follows the rules.
If I can be of further service, please let me know.
It is not illegal to ask for these documents when you purchase a property in an Association.
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