Red Flag #2 on Rental Applications

Red Flag #2 – “I’ve been living with my mom / sister / grandparent / cousin.”

Unless someone is in college or just graduated, most grown adults want to live in their own place.  So for most people, someone who is living with a family member is often living there because they cannot live anywhere else.  Why would they have to live with a family member?  Because they got evicted from their last home, could not find any other place that would take them, and now only their mother will put up with them.  This is more likely to be the case if they have been living with family for a year or more.  An exception would be someone who is going through a divorce and just moved in with family temporarily, or someone who just moved into the city from another location.

Check back tomorrow for Red Flag #3.

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