“Do you as a Mobile Home Park Owner advertise specific criteria that you use to approve or deny Tenants?”
“If yes you do advertise the specific criteria, what specific criteria do you use? Do you use any of the following?:”
- Evictions: No Previous Evictions
- Monthly Income: Specific Amount Of Monthly Income Needed To Qualify
- Verifiable Income: Must Be Able To Verify Income
- Rental History: Must Have Prior Rental History
Below is a local Craigslist Ad for a Mobile Home that I ran across:
- "2 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home for rent.
— $695 per month.
MUST HAVE NO PREVIOUS EVICTIONS!
$695 Deposit Required-
$2085 monthly income needed to qualify. Must be able to verify income—
Prior Rental History Needed.
-Background checks are part of the application process
- NO Pets,
NO Section 8
- This is a NON_SMOKING unit
Phone Calls ONLY- Text will not be responded to – Call"
The above is NOT my advertisement.
However, I love the advertisement.
We tend to get a lot of interested people who cannot possibly afford the rent (and we have low rent).
We tend to get a lot of first-time renters. We have approved first-time renters and they are currently living in our MHs, but we have found that they really do not understand all the costs involved in renting or they complain about everything.
We are actually very responsive Landlords.
We have sprayed a POH for pest/bug control at least 4 times in the past two years for one specific Tenant. Finally, I put my foot down and said that we had just sprayed the POH less than 6 months ago and that any other pest/bug control was their responsibility.
How do you advertise?
Thanks in advance!