Re: Bad tenant alert
From: Susan Moran (
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:16:25 -0800 (PST)
As a long time landlady, the best advice I got for checking perspective tenants 
out is to ask for the last two landlords names and numbers.  Sometimes the most 
recent landlord it trying to get someone out of their place.  The former 
landlord will give you an honest assessment every time.
Susan Moran

On Mar 12, 2011, at 11:37 AM, Holly McNutt wrote:

> Wow, that is an interesting question.  I've seen a parasite or two pass 
> through our community and had a similar thought. Can you warn the coho world 
> about someone?  I wouldn't want people to be unjustly slandered, so I feel 
> uncomfortable with the idea, but still...  The most important thing I ever do 
> in renting to someone is checking their references.  I would hope anyone else 
> renting would do the same.  Speaking to the former landlord should unearth 
> any bad behavior. I rely on former landlords to be honest and tell me if they 
> had a problem with someone, and I do the same when people call me to check 
> references on someone I have rented to in the past.  You can;t be too 
> careful! - Holly
> On Mar 11, 2011, at 9:34 AM, David Bygott wrote:
>> Is there any forum in the coho environment where one can post a caution 
>> about a 
>> tenant who appears to serially parasitize cohousing communities, abuse 
>> hospitality and move on? Is it even legal to post such a warning? We had a 
>> bad 
>> experience renting to such a family at our community; they then moved to 
>> another 
>> community where two successive landlords have had even worse experiences 
>> with 
>> them, and they may well be in the process of selecting a new potential 
>> victim. I 
>> think all of us who have hosted these people would like to make it more 
>> difficult for them to do it again. What do you suggest?
>> David Bygott
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