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Elmntl1, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Elmntl1 answered:
My build has begun asking any guest that comes in for their ID and taking their information down. IS this legal?
Yes it is. The property management has to protect the residents safety and security as well as the property grounds. I manage an apartment complex so I have to know what we can and ca ... more
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
Is it legal to require ID and info about workplace?
She can ask oyu for this information and if you want to stay you'll supply it. There's nothing wrong with the request other than it's a month late.
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
is it legal for a landlord to tell a pending landlord about a persons living condition?
You probably signed a release in your rental application for pending landlord to get any relevant info from past landlords.

If the persons living condition effects the property, then ... more
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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Can a past tentant's current rental place ask me for my tax informaion of my home to prove I am who I say I am. I already faxed back the rental refere
They are verifying a reference or an address check.

Can they, sure, do they have rights, no.

Can they check through other means: Yes.

Will it cost them: yes.

Up to you now
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Can a realtor ask you to pay an administration fee with your debit/credit card?
Carolina,

Since your zip code indicates you're in Arizona, you can research a "fishy" company's license and that of any agent on the Arizona Department of Real Estate website: http:/ ... more
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can a landlord ask if you cannot pay your rent because of financial hardship who will and their phone number?
A landlord can ask anything they want, it's up to you whether you want to answer. However, it is something you may want to think about. If you can't -pay the rent for some reason, who ... more
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Rori , Renter in 55767
Rori asked:
Can a landlord request identification of my overnight guests? The lease did not include any limits on visitors or overnight guests. However, upon learning that I had a boyfriend my landlord has requested a copy of his drivers license for "security…
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
my landlord dropped off a "Revised" lease. It was basically our lease with a whole bunch of changes made to it. Is that lease even legal.?
Your current lease--the one you last signed--is in effect until it expires.

The revised lease can only take effect: (1) if you sign it (2) after the expiration of your current lease.
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can a landlord ask for your drivers licence if you are renting just a room from someone and not on the lease. And running a criminal background?
Why not? You have a key to their house and are sleeping under their roof. If you had a criminal past, they would deserve to know this. If you don't want to participate with this, or ... more
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Sharon Harris, Real Estate Pro in Hanover, PA
Sharon Harris answered:
Is there a limit to the number of names on a lease?
Best to ask the owner of the property . Or Rental Company what they allow.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 22, 2014 Rental Basics in Reading
Deb Bensinger, Real Estate Pro in Wyomissing, PA
Deb Bensinger answered:
can a landlord verify employment at anytime after tenant moves in.?
The only reason I feel the landlord may need to verify employment is because you may be late or not paying your rent as stated in the lease. Otherwise, I do not know why he would need ... more
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Deb Bensinger, Real Estate Pro in Wyomissing, PA
Deb Bensinger answered:
Intrusion of Privacy
Rules vary from state to state. Best of advice is for you to contact a lawyer in your town that can advise you of your rights in regards to privacy.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Rental Basics in Reading
Deb Bensinger, Real Estate Pro in Wyomissing, PA
Deb Bensinger answered:
Is $100.00 ok to pay application fee for a rental house
Fees vary and most times you see a charge of $50 per adult applying for the rental. The most I have ever seen is $100 in PA.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Rental Basics in Reading
Reallytrue101, Home Buyer in Reading, PA
Reallytrue101 answered:
Rental Application with Additional Rules & Regulations
Any additional paperwork you are required to sign would be considered an addendum to the lease; I wouldn't sign anything like that unless I have it looked at very carefully by someone w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Reading
Vav Vavreck, Real Estate Pro in Wyomissing, PA
Vav Vavreck answered:
Renting from out of town. Found property on Craigslist. Want to make sure Landlord is legit. Suggestions?
I have listed rental properties on craigslist that were listed on MLS through my company Century 21. I stated very clearly that I was a Realtor working for C21. Scammers took my lis ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 24, 2012 Rental Basics in Reading
Valerie Mack…, Real Estate Pro in Wyomissing, PA
Valerie Mackey answered:
I put in an application to rent a house and she was asking very personal questions is this ok for a landlord to do this?
Actually, Analisa, there are specific rules that apply to what landlords can and cannot ask - each state has different laws that apply.

Here is a link to the Arizona Residential Tena ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Rental Basics in Reading
Amyhassinger…, Home Buyer in Reading, PA
Amyhassinger25 answered:
how much information can a prospective landlord ask of you legally?
I have recently applied for an apartment and they wanted my bank account numbers. I am very uncomfortable considering I have had stolen identity when I have provided the information in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 9, 2010 Rental Basics in Reading
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