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Old 10-29-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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Exclamation Rent apartment without showing proof of income?

I was told by an Apartment Management company that they do not need to see proof of income such as pay stubs, etc. in order to rent an apartment. They just take down what you state your income is and they do a rental history check ($25 fee). I was told by the recep. that they don't care what your income is. They only look at whether or not you have good or bad rental/credit history.
This particular company has a few buildings throughout the NYC area.

Is this a normal/heard of practice for renting apartments, not checking your income/job status and instead just taking your word for it? By them not checking income does that mean something is amiss?

Thanks
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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That is not normal at all in my experience( 35 plus years) in NY.
Honestly,I would have to think twice about whether I wanted to live in a building where things are so lax.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Very strange for sure, and maybe for a reason
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Very weird to say the least! And how would they check your "rental history"??
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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They will run the same rental check that every Broker/Management company runs. They said I come to the office to fill out an application (income, social, etc.) And pay $25 for the credit/rental check. They said they are just looking to make sure I don't have any collections or negative rental history. They just don't take a look at your pay-stubs, w2's, etc.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:09 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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well hell...can i get the name of the company?? pm me...
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Springfield Gardens, NY
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Yea...that's pretty weird. Proceed with caution Snoopy.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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If your income and rental history is in order, why not look for the most reputable/well organized rent situation possible?
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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melllowgold, I didn't know the process of this particular company until I called them. I wasn't looking for a shady deal.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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I am a foreign business owner. How can I prove my income to rent in NYC? I do not have a fixed wage just an income share. I am moving to the States in later spring. My lawyer takes care of the visa to prevent questions from the board members.
Thanks for answering
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