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Question about fee when renting a house (any landlord here)...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by LOL-Blaster, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    I read somewhere that people have to make a deposit to the landlord just to see the house,
    and that the landlord can reject their application without giving back those initial deposit.

    What is this deposit called?
     
  2. rolo90

    rolo90 Newbie

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    what country is that exactly in?
     
  3. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    That would be called the jerkoff landlord deposit. If someone tells you that you need to make a non refundable deposit just to look at a fucking house or apt, tell them to fuck off and then YOU move on.
     
  4. Wania

    Wania Junior Member

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    Just renting house? no way. if someone asks you for money before even showing you house then it's probably a scam.
    Paying deposit when signing up rent contract is very common - usually it's equivalent of 1-3 months of rent ( depending on house value, furniture etc), which is returned at end of contract, or used to cover utility bill expenses and damages if you run away.
     
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    ryannull Senior Member

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    I think you are referring to the application fee. Application fees are non-refundable. They basically just run a background check on you for criminal records and evictions, sometimes a credit check. It all depends on the application process.

    Security deposit is refundable at the end of your lease, assuming you paid your rent and no damages.
     
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    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    is he currently in nigeria? , all kidding aside no freaking way.... no freaking way
     
  7. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Yeah, that's what I have been looking for.
    Thanks
     
  8. Aegroeg

    Aegroeg Regular Member

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    Never you mind.
    When I got my private let there were a lot of fees involved and unfortunately I couldn't tell you them as my Dad paid them for me and handled all the legal parts. ( Not a Daddys girl, I paid him back )

    But I DO remember a security check being made on me and my flatmates. They required a reference from my employer and previous landlord and a credit check. I believe it was £90 per person. But that was AFTER viewing the house.
     
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    damncoldnight Junior Member

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    This is insane. Hahaha. Landlord get paid for just checking the house they want to sale or to rent. hahaha
     
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    Aegroeg Regular Member

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    Never you mind.
    Not the landlord, the estate agent as they usually do the checks for them. And if you fail your moneys gone. Shooite.
     
  11. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Yeah I think what you're referring to is the application fee which seems to be pretty standard. It's just so they can run your credit and check your background/criminal history etc.

    It's usually not a fee the landlord themselves charge, they just pass on the fee that the background service charges them, to you. They might add $5-$10 sometimes but in my experience it is around $25.

    What I did for the first house I rented was I asked if I could just pull my own credit report using ****************.com or one of those services and give them a copy. They agreed to it, but not all of them will. Just say you don't feel comfortable giving your social security number out to anyone.