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Old 11-15-2017, 04:59 PM   #1
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I have a client who has a criminal background and is looking for an apartment. What can he do to improve his chances of renting?
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:17 PM   #2
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I wish to inform you that in order to improve chances your client may seek expungement of his criminal record. Expungement is a court ordered process where court passes order and after that criminal record may not be available to public.

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Also rent from individual owners and not big corporate groups.

The corporates are much less flexible.
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Also rent from individual owners and not big corporate groups.

The corporates are much less flexible.
Agree.

And offer a larger security deposit.
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Also avoid the big cities, in my experience.
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It's a shame that these people who have served their debt to society still have to be punished even further.
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It's a shame that these people who have served their debt to society still have to be punished even further.
Many landlords will forgive a criminal record if it is the distant past and everything else about the tenant is squeaky clean.

If an ex-con gets turned down for a rental it's possible that there is a recent criminal record and other things that work to his detriment.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:38 AM   #8
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If the Criminal background was a distant past there is no much difficulty to get a rental, but it is good to inform the land lord regarding the criminal background.
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Seems to me the people in the western states are easier to deal with on this issue.

Just my impression, having been through it all myself, no stats on the issue.
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