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wantboost

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Would u prefer a couple or a family with 2 younger kids as tenants??
LocalHero

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There are too many other variables to consider, but be aware that you can't deny an applicant based on whether or not they have kids.  Read up on the Fair Housing Act if you don't already know this.
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There are too many other variables to consider, but be aware that you can't deny an applicant based on whether or not they have kids.  Read up on the Fair Housing Act if you don't already know this.


I know just wanted to gather everyone's experiences etc
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Well I would never deny anyone due to their having kids, but all other things being equal (which they never are) I prefer to have the least number of people living in any of my rentals.   Less wear and tear on everything.
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Just thinking about it like this will make you more likely to make a discriminatory decision. Some kids will be better than most of your good tenants. Some childless couples will be worse than any kid.
wantboost

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I feel kids will cause more wear and tear and disturb the lower tenants.....??
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It doesn't matter. You cannot deny someone housing because they have kids. Some kids are great, some adults are horrible. Focus on the proven methods to select good tenants: income, credit score, eviction history, etc. Verify income, do credit and background checks, and don't worry about details that would be discriminatory.
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It really depends on people and their attitude towards the rental no matter whether they have kids or not. 
Sometimes couples cause more wear and tear than children.
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Well I would never deny anyone due to their having kids, but all other things being equal (which they never are) I prefer to have the least number of people living in any of my rentals.   Less wear and tear on everything.


I agree.  Last two rotations I had were from single parent with teen(s) that were in there for 5 to 6 years.

Lot of things on my punch list when they left!

On other hand, young professionals are easier turnover, but more frequent.  Usually just a new coat of paint, a few dings on drywall and a good deep cleaning.  But maybe 1 to two year turnover.



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I seem to get more issues from the young professionals.  They tend to not clean, leave junk behind, ding every wall, etc.
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