Red Flag #4 on Rental Applications

Red Flag #4 – “I’m looking for my grandmother / aunt / good friend who is working”

It’s vitally important to meet the person who is applying to rent.  If a person comes to you looking for a place for someone else, takes a rental application, and then returns later with that rental application, you have a potential case of identity fraud.  More than likely, the person dropping off someone else’s rental application is trying to find a place for themselves but put it in someone else’s name.  A competent property manager will want to interview the actual applicant.

Check back tomorrow for Red Flag #5.

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