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Old 04-25-2017, 02:24 PM
 
Location: BNA
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I am wondering if someone who has an eviction on their record has been a landlord to someone that they had to evict themselves, or if they gave someone with an eviction record a chance as a tenant?

If so, what happened?
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:05 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am wondering if ... gave someone with an eviction record a chance as a tenant?
It happens ...but isn't likely to be by any LL who has a choice in the matter.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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The sample size of people who were themselves evicted but then went on to have enough money later to not only own a house, but be a landlord, is going to be minuscule. I'd be honestly surprised if there were any on these forums.
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Old 04-25-2017, 05:03 PM
 
Location: BNA
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I would love to see a "both sides of the fence" post. I've never been evicted and I've never been a landlord—and in all honesty I don't think I would after having read the eviction posts on this forum.

I have friends who have or have had problematic tenants and it pains me to see them not charge late fees, allow tenants to break rules and so on. I helped a friend reno five different properties and all five were lost eventually because of bad tenants who hit him at a weak financial moment.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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I am wondering if someone who has an eviction on their record has been a landlord to someone that they had to evict themselves, or if they gave someone with an eviction record a chance as a tenant?

If so, what happened?
In places with tight rental markets, there are people operating as middlemen, paying rent to a landlord with one hand and collecting rent from others with their other hand.

I've rented rooms in two houses from individuals who did not own the property - they rented a house from an absentee landlord, and lived for free by overcrowding the house with room renters.

They don't use conventional screening practices - no background or credit check - and seem to evict a lot of the people they rent to, so I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people to whom they rent have been evicted previously.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:10 PM
 
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The sample size of people who were themselves evicted but then went on to have enough money later to not only own a house, but be a landlord, is going to be minuscule. I'd be honestly surprised if there were any on these forums.

In tight rental markets, it's not unusual to see people operating as middlemen, paying rent to a landlord while also collecting rent from other people. The drunk from whom I previously rented a room did not own the house, he rented it from his buddy who was far away working on an oil rig.

The drunk had multiple DUI convictions and, while I lived there, a domestic violence conviction for beating up his girlfriend while drunk. Upon that conviction, he became an illegal gun possessor. Dunno it he had any evictions but it's certainly possible.

You don't have to own a house to be a de facto landlord, even drunks and people with evictions can do it..
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I've never been evicted, but I have been very poor where most of my money went to pay the rent. I've got sympathy for poor people who don't have enough income to pay the rent, but I won't rent to them.

I agree that people with evictions are very unlikely to end up as landlords. People with evictions are bad resource managers, so much less likely to end up prosperous.

I suppose that someone with an eviction might eventually buy a house, get a job transfer, and be unable to sell the house. If they rent that house out and they don't do any screening of tenants, they won't last long as a landlord.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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^^^^ very perceptive!
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