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Old 05-11-2008, 12:13 AM
 
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This question is for landlords, please give me some advice.

I have an eviction on my credit and I need a place. The apartment I live in is not good for my daughters. And the eviction was something I couldnt fix. I was a single mom. We got a 3 bedroom place, everything was great and then he just left. Didnt take him self off the lease and wouldnt pay for when he did live there. I was paying for everything plus daycare and I had enough money to pay for the place alone for 2 months. Had a friend said she would move in her and her brother in 2 months. The day before she moved in she said she wasnt ready to leave home. I did all I could but I just couldnt pay everything alone. My old roomate never got off the lease and I couldnt find him to take him to court.
Im not a bad person and I will never do a roomate again and will only get places i know i can do alone. I moved to VT to be close to family and I need a new place. The place we have is not good for young children. Both me and my husband have steady jobs. What should I do?

We live in Hinesburg VT and want to live anyplace thats close to burlington VT
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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That's a very tough call and I'm sorry for you.

In my business (property management), an eviction is an automatic denial. I'm not being harsh, but I don't care to hear the excuse.

Maybe you'll get mor positive responses.

Good luck and I hope you'll find a new place.
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Thats why I dont understand why a lot of people on here say to have a landlord evict you....

Perhaps if you can prove that you can afford the place you want to rent & explain what happened to the new landlord they would be willing to rent to you...Good Luck!
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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Well, I can only suggest that you do as much as possible to offset the eviction - have a substantial savings (to show a possible landlord that you can get yourself out of financial trouble), offer more w/ security deposit, and be honest about the reason why it happened.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:08 AM
 
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No one likes Evictions... it's bad for everyone concerned.

Property owners check for evictions because they do not want to find themselves in the same situation as your previous Landlord... You need to remember that an Eviction is the last step in a long and costly legal process...

I have had a few tenancies that went South for various reasons and have always given the Resident Credit for Voluntarily moving instead of waiting for the Sheriff to appear and be forcibly removed.

My only suggestion is to find someone with no bad credit, steady employment at a wage 4 times the rent and willing to be a co-applicant and co-tenant on the rental agreement...

Sorry, but I don't know of any other way...
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Your best bet is to approach the potential landlord and just explain your situation...might help your chances.
Honesty pays!
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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That's a very tough call and I'm sorry for you.

In my business (property management), an eviction is an automatic denial. I'm not being harsh, but I don't care to hear the excuse.

Maybe you'll get mor positive responses.

Good luck and I hope you'll find a new place.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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If I was a landlord I woudn't rent to someone with an eviction either. Everyone's got a story, and I wouldn't care to hear it.

But if eviction ever happened to me, I would make sure I had first months rent, last months rent, and a security deposit equal to a months rent - maybe more.

You could try to get a co-signer if they will allow it.

Ask the LL where you are now for a written reference you could provide as far as on time payments, cleanliness of your place, and that you have not had any lease violations. (like loud noise)

Keep your credit clean from this day on.

Don't get any pets.

Best wishes in your search.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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I'm a LL and an eviction is immediately a big "No" for me...Sorry you probably wanted to hear something else, but do you know how much it cost to evict, and how hard it is to get your money...

When I receive money from a previous judgment maybe I would change my mind...but maybe that is a dream.

The only way I would even consider it is if the tenant would pay me cash first month, last month, security deposit 1.5 times the rent. All payments either cash or by money order/bankiers cheque.
I would also not allow in that case any pets, which i normally would allow...and I would need info from the employer and credit report...if nothing else shows up, I might consider IF i couldn't get another person who has better credentials....

I'm all for second chances but also aware not to become a donkey!
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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When you say 'evict' you mean it required a court judgement to remove you? If yes, I wouldn't lease to you either. If you mean the landlord kicked you out and you left right away, I would consider it. (probably 1st month rent + 2 months security). Lots of people run into unfortunate circumstances. It all depends on how you handled it.
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