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Rental Basics in Maine : Real Estate Advice

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Kim.smith, Home Buyer in Hampden, ME
Thu Oct 6, 2016
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Fair Housing requires landlords to accept "service Animals" in their pet-free properties. If you have a problem, contact your local municipal office for guidance.
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Probably no reason for the two not to share information if it pertains to the day-to-day operation of the building. Transparency is always best and the answer would depend on the information shared. It would help to know what information is being shared and why the original PM would do so. You may want to reach out to the previous PM to ask what is up. ... more
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John Snyder,  in Auburn, ME
Tue Dec 11, 2012
John Snyder answered:
I screen all my tenants. First, I call all their personal references and places(s) of employment. It has been a work of evolution over the years to learn what questions to ask since sometimes people can be deceitful. There are also questions you cannot legally ask so make sure you are aware of these.

I also pay an outside firm to run complete state and federal background checks. These are mostly involving criminal, court, financial and out of state items. A separate form for the potential tenant is needed for them to sign that allows the checks to be made.
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Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Thu Jul 30, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Mandra- I have 2 people I think you should speak on the phone with. One is a RE attorney and the other is a commercial lender who deals with HUD issues all the time. I think either would be able to answer your question via phone. Contact me if you'd like specific contact information. Thanks and good luck,

Ken L.
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