Start your membership account today...  Access to credit reports, 100's of rental specific forms, agreements, letters, checklists, how-to articles, guides, expert advice and much more!  Even a FREE, 3-day trial!

Not a Member?
Get a Free Trial Membership

  Get FREE Stuff! Run Credit Report Rental Forms  Shop & Buy Forms!  Advertise Your Rental Customer Care

Welcome to Landlord.com's Discussion Forum
Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
wantboost

Registered:
Posts: 79
Reply with quote  #1 
What are your experiences of renting to a police officer?
I have a applicant mid 30s separated with a child .
LLinVA

Registered:
Posts: 503
Reply with quote  #2 
I think it will be like almost anything else, it depends on the person, not their job. He may be a jerk and try to intimidate you with his job, but I doubt it. 

I think the only thing that would make me a little nervous would be a lawyer because they would be better at weaseling their way out of things in the lease or the lease entirely. It would also be much easier and cheaper for them to go to court over all sorts of issues.

If anything I would want a cop. That would make the area a little better, which is even better if you have other property near it or it's a multi-unit property.
wantboost

Registered:
Posts: 79
Reply with quote  #3 
Quote:
Originally Posted by LLinVA
I think it will be like almost anything else, it depends on the person, not their job. He may be a jerk and try to intimidate you with his job, but I doubt it. 

I think the only thing that would make me a little nervous would be a lawyer because they would be better at weaseling their way out of things in the lease or the lease entirely. It would also be much easier and cheaper for them to go to court over all sorts of issues.

If anything I would want a cop. That would make the area a little better, which is even better if you have other property near it or it's a multi-unit property.


I googled his name . Him and his partner have actually charges while on duty.
Later dropped cause video showed no excessive force .
LLinVA

Registered:
Posts: 503
Reply with quote  #4 
Are you saying that's a good thing or a bad thing? I would guess a lot of cops have claims against them by people mad about being arrested.
OHlandlord

Registered:
Posts: 3,809
Reply with quote  #5 
I have rented to a number of law enforcement or corrections employees over the years. They have been mostly good tenants since they always had adequate income. But there have been a few, despite their income, that just couldn't seem to pay on time. So as the other poster said, it just depends on the person. I would think that these types of jobs would be especially prone to lawsuits. For the most part, they dont deal with the most honest or honorable people. The fact that there seemed to be no merit to any charges is good.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Apartment Finders > > Member Log-in > Free Trial Offer > Free E-newsletter > Customer Service > Get Free Stuff! > Run Credit Report > Rental Forms > Vacancy Center > Do-it-yourself > Evicting Your Tenant > Foreclosure Resources > Landlord Discussion Board > Income Tax Resources > Information Center > Join Landlord.com > Landlord Law > Library > Multi-family > Professional Advice > Rental & Property Mgmt > Rent Collection > Repair & Maintenance > Security Deposit > Software Center > Tenant Screening > Vacation Homes > What's New > Rental Agreements > Free Leases > Inside Our E-store > > Security Deposits > > Landlord Daily News > Rental Agreements >
LandscapingSanJose.net Resources: Cleaner Sunshine coast