I have a policy where “Long Term” guests must go through a background check to make sure they don’t have a criminal history. I have denied acceptance into the park when they admit they have a record. In the past these applicants were always prospective roommates of an existing tenant.
Recently, one of my tenants got married. When my manager noticed that she now had two cars parked in her driveway and she would have to have her guest complete the application process, she acknowledged that she was recently married. Her guest completed the application and owned up to the fact that he served time for theft. He did four years and is on probation.
This lady has always been a model tenant. If she was looking to take him in as a roommate I would deny acceptance. But she married him and now if I say no, then I have to terminate her lease and ask her to move out.
Has anyone experienced this situation before and how did you handle it?