I have a family building that I am renting out and usually my grandmother choses the tenants but since she does a poor job and does not screen or verify any of their information I have been appointed to do so. I have never done an employment verification and I was wondering what questions should I ask and avoid when I call in. The tenant wants to move in this weekend so I do not have the time to mail or fax a verification letter and wait for a response. Anyone who has worked in HR or knows the laws please respond. I am in Illinois.
Make sure you look up and call their place of employment on your own (rather than having the prospective tenant give you heir buddy’s number) and get directed to the H.R. Dept. Verbally, they may only confirm that the prospective tenant is currently employed there. If you were to fax in any info, you likely will need a Signature Verification Form (or at least a note signed and dated by the tenant) to verify you are requesting employment information with the tenant’s knowledge.
To all tenants?
Repetative questions and alot of mis anwers given.
Can I get out of my lease?
* Each tenant in our 4 bdrm house has a separate lease.
Three girls are pretty clean, the one with the dog is not. Nobody is EVER home so we have to leave NOTES to each other, and two girls are always the ones buying things for the “household” (cleaning supplies, etc.) Same two girls even bought couch covers, to help protect the couches, and to keep the unwanted dog hair off of them. Dog hair just gets all over the house. Constant cleaning! I did NOT sign up for this.
Yes I knew there would be multiple people living in one house, but I was under the assumption they would be CLEAN, because our landlord said he would do a thorough screening of each person before he let them live in the house.
My question is, can I get out of the lease because of the dog situation, and the constant cleaning, and being one of the only people who really care about how clean/healthy our house is?
IF the lease states no pets, you can talk to the landlord about the individual with the dog, which will most likely result in either the person being evicted or the dog being forced out of the home. This will cause even more resentment within the home. If you use this as a reason to break your lease, it will most likely face the same situation, the person with the dog will be effect and most likely you will still be stuck in your lease.
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