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October 6, 2013

I really don't care if we renters have to register or not....

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Oct-06-13 1:44 PM

Fromtheport, judging by some of the comments you made on this letter and others, I think it's safe to say that you refuse to rent to the elderly, disabled or blacks. It's people like you that give landlords a bad name.

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Oct-06-13 1:17 PM

for those of you who do not know a service dog is well behaved, non destructive, and not just a pet. They are there to do a job and are well trained. Asking for an exorbitant amount in case they damage is not necessary in my opinion. A fair amount is ok but again there will definitely not be any damage or problems. Just wanted to clarify that to all who have a different thought. I will defend any and all negativity from people who don't know me, who don't like pets in general, and especially those who are not disabled and don't get that either. Thanks for those who understand.

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Oct-06-13 11:25 AM

Capicorn, it doesnt matter how many references they have, there are a million reason someone can not come up with the rent money, and another million on why the apartment got damaged. If they are on anytype of government pay check I have no way of garnishing wages to get my money out of them. If they collect social security, welfare, disability, if they dont pay landlords can only beg for the money and pray. I have been in the buisness for 10years it has been a tough road to learn, no job-no apartment.

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Oct-06-13 10:18 AM

Sorry advice, had to fix it before MrShaman saw it!!

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Oct-06-13 9:48 AM

Good advise, Mr. Reeder and some of the Senior housing allows animals also you just have to put down a larger deposit in case your pet destroys anything. You can also be around people your own age to socialize with.

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Oct-06-13 9:47 AM

Felke333, I feel your pain and I hope you're able to find a nice place soon to meet the needs of you and your companion. I wonder if Mim Logue is reading this and perhaps she can help... she's constantly complaining about the ability to find good tenants.

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Oct-06-13 9:40 AM

I have NEVER not paid my rent in full or was late. Sorry if you don't agree with me but that is your right, just like it is my right to feel discriminated against due to age and my 8 lb.service dog. Why would any landlord not want a known good tenant that will stay a long time, (only left my 10 yr. apt due to them selling the property and the new owners wanted all of the apts. vacated) and someone who keeps the place in pristine condition? Walk a mile in my shoes before you judge me any further.

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Oct-06-13 8:42 AM

We can all see what you really care about.

Ms Haefner have you tried to get into any of the elderly highrise complexes or elderly living residential areas. I would suggest you find an elderly advocate who can help you in your quest. There is usually a waitng list but the sooner you get on it the sooner you can find a place to live.

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Oct-06-13 8:20 AM

Tenants are not required to register, landlords are and they are required to provide the list of names that are on the lease. But tenants are not physically required to register.

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Oct-06-13 8:08 AM

"I really don't care if we renters have to register or not."


Well, I do care.



It is a matter of principle.

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Oct-06-13 4:40 AM

I think the letter leaves out too much information to come to conclusions about her ability to pay rent. I also think she's trying to make a point about having a service dog and that being the reason she is being denied.

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Oct-06-13 4:35 AM

So, let me get this right fromtheport, you feel that anyone that is on social security or disability doesn't deserve the right to rent, in spite of the fact that she has letters from previous landlords stating that she was an excellent tenant and paid her rent on time. Let's just throw all our seniors in a nursing home.

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Oct-06-13 4:31 AM

Some people think landlords have no right to choose the people that rent the landlord's personal property.

Now, if the landlord accepts renters with housing assistance, then, that landlord has chosen to play by the rules of that gov't assistance.

But, if this is a private transaction, the property owner should be able to choose the renters they want and those they do not want.

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Oct-06-13 12:51 AM

There could be other reasons people wont rent to you such as what is your monthly income, if you dont make at least 3x rent you will most likely fall behind in rent during your first six months renting. Also do you have a job? The government does not allow garnishments of welfare, social security or disability payments, so if you dont have a job and dont pay there is nothing I can do to get my money out of you. There are lots of reasons to not allow you to rent.

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