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Old 06-04-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I got my first apartment a year and a half ago. 6 months later I got pregnant & had complications and had to stop working. needless to say I was evicted. I know people don't care to hear excuses when it comes to an apartment but I need somewhere to live. are there any places particularly in Brooklyn park or Minneapolis that will accept a prior eviction.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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I am a rental property owner. Like most owners I am very hesitant to accept people with evictions. Why? Well, because for an owner to evict a tenant, it tells me the following: a) You materially violated the lease AND b) refused to peacefully vacate the property forcing the landlord to pay the courts and an attorney hundreds of dollars to remove you.

As an owner, I can live with people falling behind and unable to make payments, but why make the landlord pay the courts to remove you? That is what drives me NUTS. When I am unable to pay for services, I quit using the services, I don't make the provider pay to stop me from using their services.

But that isn't your question... What would convince a landlord to accept someone with an eviction? Get a letter from the landlord that evicted you saying you paid your back rent (and the cost of the eviction & fees) and was an otherwise good resident.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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I am a rental property owner. Like most owners I am very hesitant to accept people with evictions. Why? Well, because for an owner to evict a tenant, it tells me the following: a) You materially violated the lease AND b) refused to peacefully vacate the property forcing the landlord to pay the courts and an attorney hundreds of dollars to remove you.

As an owner, I can live with people falling behind and unable to make payments, but why make the landlord pay the courts to remove you? That is what drives me NUTS. When I am unable to pay for services, I quit using the services, I don't make the provider pay to stop me from using their services.

But that isn't your question... What would convince a landlord to accept someone with an eviction? Get a letter from the landlord that evicted you saying you paid your back rent (and the cost of the eviction & fees) and was an otherwise good resident.

Or have 3 -6 months payments up front.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Maybe I used the wrong word. They didn't have to put me out I cleaned up and left.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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So you broke your lease, which really isn't much better in the eyes of most landlords.

It's going to be tough to find an apartment because most of them are owned by property management companies who will run background/credit checks on you, call your previous LL, verify employment, etc.

Probably your best choice is to go to Craigslist and go through the listings there. Usually they will say if it is an independent owner or property management company. You might try to find someone renting a room or looking for a roommate since they might take you in without as much money up front.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: South Minneapolis
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So you broke your lease, which really isn't much better in the eyes of most landlords.

It's going to be tough to find an apartment because most of them are owned by property management companies who will run background/credit checks on you, call your previous LL, verify employment, etc.

Probably your best choice is to go to Craigslist and go through the listings there. Usually they will say if it is an independent owner or property management company. You might try to find someone renting a room or looking for a roommate since they might take you in without as much money up front.
Probably not with a kid.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Mound, MN
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I have rental properties too.

Besides the multiple months of prepayment (mentioned above) one other possible option could be to get a co-signer. Do you have a parent or relative that would financially guarantee payment?
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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I have rental properties too.

Besides the multiple months of prepayment (mentioned above) one other possible option could be to get a co-signer. Do you have a parent or relative that would financially guarantee payment?
Always after that money, eh?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Mound, MN
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Always after that money, eh?
I'm not quite sure how to interpret that.

Tenants make a contractual promise to pay and I rely on that money to pay my own bills. That makes me a bad person if I expect payment?

Your employer has a contractual promise to pay you for working. Does that make you "always after the money" when you expect to get paid? If they failed to pay you in the past wouldn't you want more concrete assurances going forward about their willingness and ability to pay?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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I'm not quite sure how to interpret that.

Tenants make a contractual promise to pay and I rely on that money to pay my own bills. That makes me a bad person if I expect payment?

Your employer has a contractual promise to pay you for working. Does that make you "always after the money" when you expect to get paid? If they failed to pay you in the past wouldn't you want more concrete assurances going forward about their willingness and ability to pay?
That's a good thing to expect payment its a business.
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