(Closed) Should renting an apartment be this difficult?!?!

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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Peachbeee :  Honestly, I’d start to get scared that THEY are trying to steal your identity.  You shouldn’t have that many forms of ID with your SS number on it.  I specifically refuse to have it on items to reduce identity theft.

This sounds shady but if you are still interested, ask them exactly what they need and why.  If they give you vague answers, I would stop dealing with them.  I’ve rented probably 10 apartments in my life and it never took more than a few days. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

It seems odd that you need 4 forms of identification 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

It is NOT normal and I’d file a housing discrimination complaint on their asses. Born in the USA? As if you weren’t you wouldn’t get an apt? WTF?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Sketchy as hell.  Time to start looking at new apartments, and make sure you have ALL copies of documents they asked you for.

The places I’ve rented from were a cinch to apply for.  They just needed my passport and SSN (not card).  After a background check I was good to go a couple of days later.  It shouldn’t be this hard — report them and look elsewhere.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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Peachbeee :  Yeah that’s rediculous. I’d look elsewhere..I always got immediate approval or approval a few days later with income check stubs for verification.

Thats sketchy, annoying and..yeah i’d be done.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

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Peachbeee :  It could fall under many categories. I would assume RACE or NATIONAL ORIGIN based on what you’ve said. You can file a HUD Form 903 online. You put in the specifics of what occured. You do not need to choose a category specifically.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Yikes! Not normal. I agree with the above. Just adding my vote to file a complaint. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Peachbeee :  There are other apartment buildings that you can look at.  This is just an indication of what would be to come at that place.  The majority of apartments would only need passport (which you can only get with a SSN) and proof of income.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Peachbeee :  I rented tons of apartments in the past. This is NOT normal. Are you 100% sure that this is legit? Have you been dealing with the on-site leasing office, in person? If so, then I’m also inclined to think there could be some sort of discrimination at play. Are you or your husband racial, ethnic, religious minorities or disabled?

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Where do you live? There are some cities that currently are making landlords do the basics of citizenship/legal immigration status checks, and there’s also some landlords who are taking it upon themselves to play ICE agent games.  If you’re in one of those cities or are dealing with a hyper-patriot nationalist landlord, and your paperwork is coming back ambiguous, they may be trying to make sure you’re here legally. It’s kind of ridiculous and may not be Constitutional even, but that’s what our country is turning into. 

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