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  • On 13 May 2014 in Landlord rented to someone else's and kept my application fee?, BayArea said:

    corntrollio says

    BayArea says



    I submit an application this weekend and send in $30x2 credit check for my significant other and I.


    The landlord contacts me today and says he has selected another party to rent the place. I tell him no problem and to return the application fees.


    He says he ran the credit report and the fee is non refundable.


    This is not prohibited by law, AFAIK, but it is bad form. A more legit person would do what you said -- figured out who the top choice is, get that person's credit report, and return everyone else's money. Assuming that you didn't get rejected solely because of bad credit, this guy is a douchebag.


    Agree that I would ask for the credit report and then move on.

    That's my sentiment as well, both as a renter and a landlord.

    And I was told that my application was very attractive and met his requirements but he decided to go with someone else.

    Not returning the money is indeed in very bad form.

  • On 13 May 2014 in Landlord rented to someone else's and kept my application fee?, BayArea said:

    donjumpsuit says

    There is no shortage of homes for rent in the bay area. This much is guaranteed.

    Have you heard of the Peninsula? ;-)

  • On 13 May 2014 in Landlord rented to someone else's and kept my application fee?, BayArea said:

    Thanks for the reply guys.

    As someone who has rented out several properties over the years and is himself a landlord, this is the first time I've experienced this on either side of the fence.

    With the rental application, you have a lot of information to prescreen off of. I've always performed this prescreen, proceeded with a credit check of just that applicant, and returned everyone's money who is not being offered the property.

    I understand that some landlords want the whole story and want all applicants credit reports, but I think the way he went about it is sort of over the top/sleezy.

    I will go ahead and ask for the credit reports and go from there.

    Thanks.

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