PropertyManagementMaven: Today's Craigslist HEAD Scratcher * WHEN signing the LEASE * this is TOO LATE

Today's Craigslist HEAD Scratcher * WHEN signing the LEASE * this is TOO LATE

PLEASE RENTERS CHECK TO KNOW THE BACK GROUND OF WHOM YOUR LANDLORD WILL BE. SOME OF THEM LIVE OUT OF THE TOWN OF THE HOMES THEY RENT AND HAVE A CRIMINAL BACK GROUND..FRONTING THEM SELVES WITH A COMPANY NAME. ASK THE OWNER OR OWNERS NAME. THEN CHECK THE INTERNET. MEN WANTING TO KNOW TOO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MY FAMILY AND CHILDREN TIPPED ME OFF. I CHECKED AND FOUND OUT MY LANDLORD TO BE WAS A VA STATE SEX OFFENDER. WE NEED A LAW ADDED IN VA LEASES TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND OURSELVES FROM THESE FELONYS. THESES PEOPLE HAVE A KEY TO THE HOUSE WE WILL BE RENTING AND CAN JUST WALK OR SNEAK IN AT ANYTIME THEY WANT. IM A SINGLE MOM AND THIS HAPPENED TO ME IN LOUSIA COUNTY. LANDLORDS ASK RENTERS ABOUT THEIR BACKGROUND! BETTER START ASKING THEM QUESTIONS BEFORE THEY GET YOU IN ON A LEASE. IM JUST A CONCERNED MOM! PASS IT ON." NO I DID NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY OR PERSON. THANKS . NOTHING AGAINST LANDLORDS OR RENTING JUST WANTING TO KEEP SINGLE PARENTS AND ALL OF OUR CHILDREN SAFE.! IT ALMOST HAPPENED TO ME.! DONT LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU. ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES MORE TO KNOW WE WILL BE SAFE! BE CAREFUL !

Virginia State Police

I disagree with the above....not because the LEASE SIGNING is WAY TOO LATE for a rental prospect to become  aware that their prospective landlord may be a registered sex offencer BUT because this is NOT the job of the State of Virginia....there is ALREADY a state site operated by the Virginia State Police that contains these names.   sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov/sor/

IMHO * this is a site that needs to be in EVERY parent's computer or smartphone bookmarks.

While I am glad that this poster realized that they should be checking out their prospective landlord, wanting it to be in the lease wording is way too LATE and way to SPECIFIC to protect their child.

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • February 24 2013 02:41AM

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Wallace- For many renters and homeowners it is hard to lease because they dont have the reasources to know rach other. This is why it is better to go with a company that can be found...

Posted by Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592) over 6 years ago

Hi Wallace.  Ditto to your comments.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 6 years ago

In our area leasing practices...she has already paid her move-in monies via bank funds BEFORE she even sees the lease form

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

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