Im trying to rent my condo and the management company is requiring all prospective tenants to fill out the application with the following documentation and fees. Can they really do this? Its not in the bylaws and its scaring good tenants away:
a) Apartment Lease Application
b) Personal letter of reference.
c) 2 business reference letters.
d) Employer verification letter.
e) Reference letter from bank.
f) Landlord letter of reference. (Current Landlord, Co-op or Condo Board Member).
g) Photo Id.
h) Apartment Sublease Agreement
i) Letter authorizing us as agents to run a credit report
Processing fee: $350.00
Move in fee: $250.00
Move in Deposit: $500.00
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Condos have rules that need to be followed to allow a sublet. The requirements are normal. Comply with the board to ease the process.
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This is all normal. The Board wants to make sure the tenant is an okay person.
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