I had a wonderful property for rent on Craigslist and this time it’s just been a terrible experience.
One man emailed me and I called him and discussed the property then asked him a few questions: where he worked, his “situation” (family or not), and credit history. I then emailed him when I had made arrangements with the person who was showing it and warned him that if his credit was extremely bad (he said it was a bit bumpy) he may not want to consider moving forward because I do rely on credit as well as other criteria.
Here is what he wrote back. You can edit it as you see fit.
Well since everyones [sic] credit is not perfect as ours is not we will not proceed. BAD things happen to GOOD people and it is what it is, you can take the house and stick it up your ass. Have a wonderful day!!!!! 1229-11
Aren’t you just thrilled that you avoided renting to a rude boor! We were landlords for five years or so and did the same pre-rental screening. We had great tenants for four years but the last one certainly tried our patience. He defaulted on paying his rent and we had to commence with eviction and trying to recoup the money he owed us. Eventually took him to small claims court and won. Never saw a dime of the money but his poor credit report certainly will follow him around. What amazed me was the sense of entitlement he had…as if we owed him free housing. Better to find out before renting just what kind of tenant someone may be.