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we wouldn't do that..

Posted by Will on March 15, 1999 at 12:23:38:

In Reply to: Re: yes but.... posted by Mo on March 15, 1999 at 09:26:54:

All the people on my board like myself are really glorified tenants. We would have an inclination or need to find out the gory details about someone. Other than their credit worthiness.


: : All that costs money...most landlords (including me btw, I'm on a coop board for my other smaller apartment) just stick to the basics: TRW, Job verification, and pay-stubs. The rest can be costly.

: For about $30-$50 and someones SS #, you can obtain most of
: information that Satori mentioned off of the Internet. And if a LL
: knows the right people, they can get the information for free.

: :
: : Will

: : : Its worse, with our new technologies. most people in fact everyone including you
: : : has access to once they get your social security number. your drivers license
: : : violations, records all the places you ever lived in your life.Medical records
: : : , psychological records, phone records anyone can acess who you ever called
: : : in your life by getting your past phone bills, Oh if you want someones bank
: : : statements thats now all legal for the landlord or anyone else checking up on someone
: : : . Thanks to big brother. I think we should remind those that are checking up
: : : on us, of that fact. let me have your social security number, so I can
: : : check up oon thsse things on you(Mr landlord) and see if they like it. And thats only the
: : : tip of the iceburg, of what information can be accessed by anyone
: : : Including landlords, or even you or I.

: :
: : : : They look up Credit History (TRW report) for bad credit ,deliquency, bankruptcy and judgement. That's standard. Some will look to see if you have a criminal record...but past crimes for which you did time is not necessarilly a legal reason to be denied housing. Its discrimition in some states....
: : : : Some will contact past landlords, jobs. Finally current paystubs are a must....

: : :
: : : :
: : : : Will

: : : :
: : : : : am looking to rent apt. in nyc and want to know exactly what background/credit check/rental history/ect/ a landlord is allowed to investigate. In other words what-all is a landlord allowed to find out about me???

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