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Renting an apartment in cash?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Roparadise

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    Is there any way, I can rent an apartment in cash, in the United States? It seems crazy that they ask for so much info at most places. They ask for your social security number,place of work, driver license info for background check. Sometimes they even ask for personal references. I really don't understand Why I can't just pay with cash,and no questions are asked.
     
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  2. eBayMafia

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    I'm a landlord/rental property owner.

    I don't ever need a social security number, I just need first months rent and a deposit, and the name of your employers so that I can call and make sure you are employed and earning a wage that equates out to be about 1 weeks pay = monthly rent. If unemployed or self employed, I'll rent out based on professionalism and possibly request first and last months rent + deposit, with last months rent being split up into 2 monthly payments. Only other things I verify is that you switched service into your name or a spouses name.
     
  3. Roparadise

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    It seems like people like you are rare, I was looking for apartments today and yesterday,and so many had applications that asked so much info.
     
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    That could be why I am more successful in the rental property market and selling homes on contract agreements.
     
  5. the_demon

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    Yes, it's entirely possible. I lived in Silicon Valley in an extremely expensive area and paid for 100% in cash no SS# required. No references, no nothing. The only thing my land lord cared about was if I had the cash.

    You just have to find the right land lord. Also, don't be late on rent, they won't be forgiving. If you pay on time you won't have any problems.
     
  6. marusia

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    I also had an apartment where they only care about money. I live in the sticks though. You might want to try subletting if you are moving into a big city.
     
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    Once again, I have to ask, is this a serious statement? I always see these threads from you which are asking the most basic questions that anyone should be able to answer. You don't understand why I wouldn't let just anyone rent a property from me in cash with no questions asked?

    Most likely, because the possibility of you gaining your income through drug sales is infinitely more likely, then someone who works a good stable jobs and lets me call their boss and relatives to verify their character. Other reasons include the fact that you may have left your previous rentals in shambles and cost me $1000s of dollars in damage. And yet another reason would be because you could just pack up and leave with no advanced notice, giving me no chance to rent the property to someone else for the next month.

    How is it that you don't understand the basic facts of life in any way shape or form? And yes, I know you are a troll, I saw you trolling on IRC before and I am sure these recent threads are just for your trolling.
     
  8. PecosBill

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    Most people want to run a credit check. Also they want to have your info in hand because they have to consider the type of person you are because they have an obligation to protect their property in case you are a criminal.
     
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    Where you think ? xD
    My Friend there are places in US that don't ask questions, I was at a motel once where I stayed for a while no questions asked, anyways that was not an apartment, but try New York many apartment place don't ask much, depends on where you want to live :) good luck
     
  10. PecosBill

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    A hotel or motel may be your best option. You can find deals in there where are not much more than an apartment once you pay utilities and everything. Also, you get free room service. lol
     
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    cant compare a motel with an apt. NYC is a bad example as they are pretty picky since the can rent even a shoe box so they are in the best position. US is just different than other countries, credit score counts more than your actual money but just have to adapt to it. im sure you will find a place somewhere but greatly depends which city you move to and how easily they can rent regardless.

    what you can try is apt places where they rent on a monthly bases for more temporary, which of course is more expensive again. good luck.
     
  12. PecosBill

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    If you do not want to go with a hotel, you can always find someone who may be trying to sub-let an apartment or something. They may not ask questions.
     
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    That doesn't even make sense. Do you really think it's "stupid" of people to ask for information on their tenants? Why wouldn't I just rent to people with good credit and a decent job, so if they trash my apartment I can sue them for the repairs? Wouldn't that make more sense then just not renting apartments?

    Do you even understand what your statement just said? You just told me, that is my DUTY to deal with problem tenants if I want to rent properties to people. That is just ridiculous. Yes, there will be problem tenants. I have been a problem tenant and left several apartments and houses pretty messy with small accidental damages. But for anyone to suggest that a landlord who actually asks for references and SSN etc is going to far and should just accept anyone, is being straight up stupid.

    Obviously you don't know about their business or their personal situations, so if they don't want to rent to you, there is obviously a reason and they can afford to be picky. You ARE lucky if you get to rent from someone. They don't OWE you a place to live. You WANT to live there. You WANT them to select you, otherwise you wouldn't be applying.

    If they don't choose you, then they don't want YOU to live there. Do you not understand that concept at all? It just boggles my mind the shit I read on this forum sometimes.

    Do you guys really not understand that not all rental properties NEED to rent out every one of their units? They have a minimum occupancy that they are fully aware of in order to be profitable, or at least sustainable. They also know exactly how much damage ON AVERAGE they will have to repair when that tenant moves out, they know how much profit per month they are making, then they have to decide how long they think you will live there.

    If they don't think you will live there for more than 6 months, or 1 year in most cases, they will LOSE money on average by renting to you. You guys just look at it as "why doesn't this person take my money" but you aren't looking at it from their point of view.

    It seriously pisses me off when you guys write threads like this. It really seems like you are living in a different reality then me.

    Also, have you guys ever heard of insurance companies? I am sure you have, so you might want to look at it from THEIR point of view. Do you know what that landlords insurance policy requires of them when renting their property? No, you don't, you just think the landlord is a dick head, because you don't pull your heads out of your asses.
     
  14. Roparadise

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    I'm not trolling, i just don't get why nowadays people are so afraid to just deal with under the table cash deals. If I had a house and someone gave me a bag full of money to rent it, I would rent it to them. I'd rather not know what kind of business the person is in.
     
  15. marusia

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    Wrong. My Grandma has 5 houses that she rents out. Every time she kicks someone out, she'll just take the first person with cash in hand and wonder why she always ends up having to evict due to non-payment. Most of the time, they've completely trashed the house as well. I do think that renters need to do due diligence. I've tried telling G-ma this a million times, but she keeps doing it with the same results. I'd rather not rent a house for $550 a month and end up with $2500 in damaged property and no rent paid the last two months on someone who only lives there a few months. (Yes, it does happen).

    I'd go for someone subletting. They'd likely not care as much.
     
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