Second Chances are always a good thing to offer our fellow human beings, but what has to be taken into consideration in this case are the following:
- This is/was a sex offender
- Implications on your business should tenants find out…
2.1. How many people will call and complain, repeatedly?
2.2. How many existing tenants will decide to leave when lease is up?
2.3. Implications if your park has children and refusal of parents to allow kids outside…impact to park morale overall.
- Any Liability on you for allowing someone with a known sex crime background to move in.
Side Note: As a parent, I am not paranoid, but I do check the registry in our area routinely. We moved here and there were no SOs in two miles, now they are just a few blocks away, and make sure our kids are aware of where to stay away from. I don’t do helicopter parenting or keep them on a leash, but I do make sure I know where they are at 90% of the time.
Our parks allow felons in, bu the reason they were convicted is a contributing factor in the decision process, and they are told this when they apply.