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“Do Not Rent To” Database Helps Landlords Screen Tenants, Avoid Nightmares

I’ve got a great little spotlight audio interview and a short You Tube video I found that’s hilarious (if you’re a landlord) below. But first, consider this…

They say you never forget “your first time”.

It must be true. I know I won’t forget mine anytime soon.

The first time I was notably stiffed by a tenant, that is.

(What did you think I was talking about anyway ;) )

His name was Bryant Finnie…

…and as far as I’m concerned, he FLAT OUT STOLE sixteen hundred bucks from me. In fact, here are the actual numbers…

That’s exactly how it looked when I sent it to the collection agency (who never collected a dime by the way).

I’ll spare you the longer version of my sob story, but suffice it to say that he called me asking for “a little more time”, assuring me he’d have no problem coming up with the money.

I have a soft heart, I admit it. And I was still fairly green as a landlord at the time. So I granted him the grace he asked for, and moreover I really, truly BELIEVED he’d make good on his word.

Classic, right?

So I found myself standing in the living room of Moonfall Way a mere 30 days later, with only a few piles of rubbish to greet me.

Bryant had, of course, skipped out at some point, with no word of where he was going or when I’d ever hear from him about paying what he owed. And as you might guess, I never did.

My first, but definitely not my last…

Any landlord with even a little experience knows well that these stories are unfortunately par for the course, especially for newer landlords.

So this certainly wasn’t the last time something like this has happened to me as a landlord. In fact, I’ve had much bigger losses that hurt a lot worse since then.

But you never forget your first and the “special” place it holds in your heart.

Friends don’t let friends rent to deadbeats

How many times have you wished that you could report a bad tenant to warn other landlords?

Frankly I hate knowing that after Bryant Amy Finnie stiffed me in July 2003, they probably took the same mess with them to another rental property, and became the same pain in th neck for someone else that they were to me. In fact, they’ve probably done it a number of times by now.

And for the “mom and pop” landlord (more often the case than not) it only takes one bad tenant to devastate you financially, or even put you out of business entirely.

So here’s one way to go about it. Try getting the word out on You Tube. That’s what this guy did

Now as much as I LOVE watching that video, I think I’ve just discovered a better way to help save the next guy…

Enter DoNotRentTo.com

It’s an online tenant screening service that compiles information about problem tenants so landlords can make better decisions about who they rent to.

Said another way, it’s a national tenant reporting company — you can search their database by name to gauge whether others have experienced problems with a particular tenant applicant.

The missing link in tenant screening?

Any landlord worth his salt already does a standard credit and criminal background check on all tenants (you do…don’t you?)

But credit reports aren’t fail-safe. Sometimes people don’t have a credit history. In my opinion, you don’t really have the whole picture until you speak to their previous landlord.

But what if a prospective tenant lies and provides a relatives number when asked for references?

Yes, it happens. A lot.

That’s where I see a resource like DoNotRentTo.com coming in. A year’s subscription is only $29.99. That’s the investment for the whole year, not per month. (How much do you spend running ONE credit report?)

And apparently you don’t need to subscribe to enter a listing about a tenant – only to search for a name.

As a member, landlords have unlimited tenant postings and unlimited tenant searches. When posting tenant information, landlords are allowed to enter any comments they feel will best describe their experience with a certain renter. Members can also contact other members via e-mail to help verify certain tenant information when needed.

I was able to catch up with the managing partner of DoNotRentTo.com Joseph Collins and have a short chat with him about the service, including…

  • How it came about
  • Specifically how it benefits landlords
  • What does this service provide that you can’t already get on a credit report?
  • What is someone posts incorrect information about a past tenant?
  • What’s next in it’s development (a property management tool, discounted background checks, etc), and
  • How he answers the objections of a few who are concerned about it’s unregulated nature.

If you think this service might be of good use for you, then here’s my short interview with Joe to help cast a little more light on it for you…

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Need more info about DoNotRentTo.com? Click here…

Please share your thoughts about this in the blog comments below…

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JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • UncleMo

    Digging little deeper than the surface I found that this company does not do credit checks and that they charge more than just the $29.99.
    I’m not saying to stay away from them, I’m only saying that the full shabang isn’t told.

  • http://N/A UncleMo

    Digging little deeper than the surface I found that this company does not do credit checks and that they charge more than just the $29.99.
    I’m not saying to stay away from them, I’m only saying that the full shabang isn’t told.

  • http://REItips.com/ jp

    @UncleMo – True, they’re not a credit check service. It’s primarily a deadbeat tenant database, where landlords contribute info on good/bad tenants, and also screen their applicants against the list when considering them. But definitely not meant to replace a good old credit check.

    I believe they recently expanded into offering an optional criminal background check as well for $5 add’l. Is that what you’re referencing?

    As far as I can tell from my conversation with them and the site itself, the deadbeat database appears to be only $29.99 a year though.

  • http://REItips.com jp

    @UncleMo – True, they’re not a credit check service. It’s primarily a deadbeat tenant database, where landlords contribute info on good/bad tenants, and also screen their applicants against the list when considering them. But definitely not meant to replace a good old credit check.

    I believe they recently expanded into offering an optional criminal background check as well for $5 add’l. Is that what you’re referencing?

    As far as I can tell from my conversation with them and the site itself, the deadbeat database appears to be only $29.99 a year though.

  • http://Istilldontgetwhy.com/ That’s That Guy.

    Maybe my ADD’d mind was under the impression from the get go that the background check was going to be included.

  • http://Istilldontgetwhy.com That’s That Guy.

    Maybe my ADD’d mind was under the impression from the get go that the background check was going to be included.

  • Cogito Vici

    Great idea, but won’t they just sue you for saying bad things about them? Some are very savvy on how to work the legal system.

  • Cogito Vici

    Great idea, but won’t they just sue you for saying bad things about them? Some are very savvy on how to work the legal system.

  • http://www.reitips.com/ JP Moses

    @Cogito Vici – Of course, anyone can sue anyone for any old thing. But in a legal sense, this seems no different to me than the buyer/seller feedback system on eBay. Tenants have the same right to subscribe and post as landlords do. That’s my thought anyway. I leally like the system.

  • http://www.reitips.com JP Moses

    @Cogito Vici – Of course, anyone can sue anyone for any old thing. But in a legal sense, this seems no different to me than the buyer/seller feedback system on eBay. Tenants have the same right to subscribe and post as landlords do. That’s my thought anyway. I leally like the system.

  • http://www.ShortSaleology.com/ Cory Boatright

    They probably don’t have enough money to sue you. :0)

    One way we have prevented tenants from being total jerks to us is by paying them to leave the house in broom swept condition. This is a great little tip that has served us well doing lease options in Oklahoma. The tenants will run into hard times and won’t be able to pay his lease payment. They usually put down 3% and I come to them and say something along these lines: “Look you put down X and right now you still owe X for last month. I have a idea even though you owe me X I will actually pay you $200 $100 now and $100 when you show me the house is vacant and in broom swept condition. This method has helped me avoid foreclosure for years or even appearing in court to plea to the judge for an eviction.

    I think the idea of having a national database for problem tenants is good, but I would like to know how often it is updated and how many reports they receive on a monthly basis. Any metrics like those would convince me more for the $29 fee.

    Remember… be a servant,

    Cory Boatright
    Loss Mitigation Specialist
    http://www.ShortSaleology.com

  • http://www.ShortSaleology.com Cory Boatright

    They probably don’t have enough money to sue you. :0)

    One way we have prevented tenants from being total jerks to us is by paying them to leave the house in broom swept condition. This is a great little tip that has served us well doing lease options in Oklahoma. The tenants will run into hard times and won’t be able to pay his lease payment. They usually put down 3% and I come to them and say something along these lines: “Look you put down X and right now you still owe X for last month. I have a idea even though you owe me X I will actually pay you $200 $100 now and $100 when you show me the house is vacant and in broom swept condition. This method has helped me avoid foreclosure for years or even appearing in court to plea to the judge for an eviction.

    I think the idea of having a national database for problem tenants is good, but I would like to know how often it is updated and how many reports they receive on a monthly basis. Any metrics like those would convince me more for the $29 fee.

    Remember… be a servant,

    Cory Boatright
    Loss Mitigation Specialist
    http://www.ShortSaleology.com

  • http://www.reitips.com/ JP Moses

    @Cory Boatright – Cory, great tip. You’re absolutely right. Thanks for that.

    Regarding your question at the end, it’s up to landlords to update the donotrentto database. Whoever’s using the system (landlords) input the info on tenants to watch for.

    And on the other side, when you get a tenant applicant, you’d go into the donotrentto database and do a search on them to see if any previous landlord has reported them.

    So it’s not that they have staff inputting bad tenants and sending out monthly reports to subscribers. It’s much more like a community-run, nationwide database.

    Make sense?

  • http://www.reitips.com JP Moses

    @Cory Boatright – Cory, great tip. You’re absolutely right. Thanks for that.

    Regarding your question at the end, it’s up to landlords to update the donotrentto database. Whoever’s using the system (landlords) input the info on tenants to watch for.

    And on the other side, when you get a tenant applicant, you’d go into the donotrentto database and do a search on them to see if any previous landlord has reported them.

    So it’s not that they have staff inputting bad tenants and sending out monthly reports to subscribers. It’s much more like a community-run, nationwide database.

    Make sense?

  • http://www.REI-TV.com/ Nick Cifonie

    I use a service called “National Tenant Network”.

    I had to pay to become a member, I don’t remember how much that was, but once a member, for $10 or $15 I get a full report on each prospective tenant.

    I get a report if they’ve ever been in eviction court in any state, if they’ve been sued by a landlord, and some other goodies. They also have an options for a criminal check and cross-reference of their social security number.

    It has saved me BIG from renting to a few real deadbeats, who had excellent “references”, even from supposed landlords.

    http://www.ntnonline.com/

    They have a lot of local offices, and I get the data in seconds from my computer.

    Nick Cifonie
    Host: http://www.REI-TV.com

  • http://www.REI-TV.com Nick Cifonie

    I use a service called “National Tenant Network”.

    I had to pay to become a member, I don’t remember how much that was, but once a member, for $10 or $15 I get a full report on each prospective tenant.

    I get a report if they’ve ever been in eviction court in any state, if they’ve been sued by a landlord, and some other goodies. They also have an options for a criminal check and cross-reference of their social security number.

    It has saved me BIG from renting to a few real deadbeats, who had excellent “references”, even from supposed landlords.

    http://www.ntnonline.com/

    They have a lot of local offices, and I get the data in seconds from my computer.

    Nick Cifonie
    Host: http://www.REI-TV.com

  • http://www.BrookeBuysHouses.com/ Brooke

    Is there a database like this for Property Managers? I am working with a gentleman on a short sale where the company that was supposed to be managing his home has screwed him time and again.

    My husband called anonymously asking about the house and was told it was currenly leased while the owner hasn’t gotten any rent for the past five months. Now they just told him yesterday that his house would be auctioned off today! Unbelievable!

    Anyway, I’d love to find a way to warn other landlords away from this horrible “management company”. Anyone know of a “This Property Manager Sucks.com” ?

    Thanks,
    Brooke

  • http://www.BrookeBuysHouses.com Brooke

    Is there a database like this for Property Managers? I am working with a gentleman on a short sale where the company that was supposed to be managing his home has screwed him time and again.

    My husband called anonymously asking about the house and was told it was currenly leased while the owner hasn’t gotten any rent for the past five months. Now they just told him yesterday that his house would be auctioned off today! Unbelievable!

    Anyway, I’d love to find a way to warn other landlords away from this horrible “management company”. Anyone know of a “This Property Manager Sucks.com” ?

    Thanks,
    Brooke

  • http://www.reitips.com/ JP Moses

    @Brooke – Hey, Brooke, it sdeems to me like a perfect fit for http://www.angieslist.com

    …jp

  • http://www.reitips.com JP Moses

    @Brooke – Hey, Brooke, it sdeems to me like a perfect fit for http://www.angieslist.com

    …jp

  • http://www.squidoo.com/free-tenant-background-check Richard

    Being a landlord once and having a horrendous situation on our hands…I would have greatly appreciated this info 2 years ago. It is very concise and thorough. I am sorry for what you went through, but I understand your pain. First rule of thumb…Never rent to supposed “friends of the family”! It is not worth it and you will be taken advantage of. Because they are friends we did not do the proper tenant screening, and we were sorry and out $5000.00.
    We should have done a tenant background check, and I like the idea of making the tenants pay for it. It is an additional tenant screening process all by itself.
    We should have done one ourselves as we have our own horror story and money lost.
    A lot of those suggestions I would not have even thought about. I wish I would have seen them before I rented. Well, there is always next time, or maybe not…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/free-tenant-background-check Richard

    Being a landlord once and having a horrendous situation on our hands…I would have greatly appreciated this info 2 years ago. It is very concise and thorough. I am sorry for what you went through, but I understand your pain. First rule of thumb…Never rent to supposed “friends of the family”! It is not worth it and you will be taken advantage of. Because they are friends we did not do the proper tenant screening, and we were sorry and out $5000.00.
    We should have done a tenant background check, and I like the idea of making the tenants pay for it. It is an additional tenant screening process all by itself.
    We should have done one ourselves as we have our own horror story and money lost.
    A lot of those suggestions I would not have even thought about. I wish I would have seen them before I rented. Well, there is always next time, or maybe not…

  • Jessie

    How do you get the list of bad tenant. Some people call it Renters list. How do you get it, so that I can find out if the person that Im renting to is good or not?

  • Jessie

    How do you get the list of bad tenant. Some people call it Renters list. How do you get it, so that I can find out if the person that Im renting to is good or not?

  • http://www.reitips.com/ JP Moses

    @Jessie – Jessie, you should first and foremost screen your tenants with a credit check and criminal background check. There are often local agencies who provide that service. Check with your local REIA group or landlord association and you’ll probably find them advertising in the club newsletter.

    Then the DoNotRentTo.com list is an excellent backup, to verify if OTHER LANDLORDS have reported them to the list.

    Hope that helps.

    …jp

  • http://www.reitips.com JP Moses

    @Jessie – Jessie, you should first and foremost screen your tenants with a credit check and criminal background check. There are often local agencies who provide that service. Check with your local REIA group or landlord association and you’ll probably find them advertising in the club newsletter.

    Then the DoNotRentTo.com list is an excellent backup, to verify if OTHER LANDLORDS have reported them to the list.

    Hope that helps.

    …jp

  • Larryshaw

    One person to not rent to in Calgary is 25 year old Jason Lefebvre as he is nothing but a lazy and compulsive liar and as well he has screwed over numerous landlords when it comes to paying rent. As well Jason Lefebvre lives like a slob and a pig as he is to lazy to keep his rental room clean and the reason he was kicked out from his last rental was for failing to paying the rent of $350 and only paid $100 of the whole months rent of $350.

    As well 25 year old Jason Lefebvre is to lazy to work at a full time job and apparently he was fired from his most recent job as he was totally useless and lazy. I would definetly not rent any room to 25 year old Jason Lefebvre as he is only using landlords for the sake of having a room rented till he gets kicked out again for failing to pay rent on time.

  • Jason Lefebvre

    Hello my name is Jason Lefebvre and apparently I am in financial trouble with the Bank of Commerce for taking out more money from my bank account than what I had in there.  Apparently the Bank of Commerce has cut me off from using my account and as well if I do not pay the money back they will be laying criminal charges against me and I may end up going to court and be sent to prison for what I have done.

  • Candcabstract

    Do not rent to Mariah Burke she will trash your house and totally destroy it by knocking holes in the walls.

  • Joefinnerty

    John J. Smith/Donna M. Smith trashed our home and it was brand new 4 bdroom no one had lived in it.  Just filled a dumpster with the trash they left.  Clean up will cost plenty.  DO NOT RENT OR EMPLOY THESE PEOPLE.

  • http://REItips.com/ jp moses

    John Smith? Seriously? :-)

  • Rckn69

    On the western slope of Colorado there is another deadbeat you should not rent to his name is Dave Parson’s, and his girlfriend Robin. They are the biggest liars and will fill you with stories of how they have a successful landscaping business, and they are really the best tentants you will ever have.
    The truth is they do not pay their bills, or rent. They spend their nights in at a local bar begging for booze, and money, in return for nothing. Their business is a failure. There is always an excuse why rent was not paid this month, or they are working on the next big deal, that never comes through. They have cost home owners thousands of dollars.

  • Jep121212

    I would advise anyone in the Southern California area to not rent to Aaron Kalior and Keosha Engleberg.  Aaron has lied dozens of times and now is 4 months behind. My bad for letting it go so long, but I actually used to believe he was going to pay.  In the mean time he has bought a New Prius and aused Moped, gone on Vacation to San Francisco and more.

  • http://www.tenantapprove.com/ David Margolies

    The landlords should always do tenant screening for all their potential tenants to avoid unwanted situations. This will help them secure their investments and run their business properly.

  • Charmiesha

    Do NOT rent to Shannon Neyland Rushing from Louisiana, but lives in Decatur GA!!! She has paid at least 6 weeks behind since the day she’s lived in my property. Being a single parent I was trying to show compassion for her situation, but she took full advantage of that! She recently pleaded with me to wait until she gets a big insurance settlement so she can catch up on August and September’s rent. I waited until October 2nd before notifying her of filing for an eviction. Once I notified her she sent me several text messages claiming that she’s not paying because I shared her financial business with several people (not true), I made a verbal promise to reduce the rent by several hundred dollars (not true), and whatever excuse she could come up with! She even went as far to say that she has receipts from repairs she made around the house and now I owe her!!! Her receipts and repairs are bogus because I take care of all repairs on my property. Come to find out, she has done this same thing in the house she just moved from. Also, after searching the Dekalb County Online Judicial System, it turns out she has been evicted several other times for non – payment of rent!

  • Misterproductive

    NEVER rent to Amber Cramm. She moved out without any notice, and refused to pay the rent she owed. She also defaulted on her utility bill. Upon moving out she left a lot of rubbish and thousands of dollars worth of damage to the property.

  • Rozayparks

    Do Not rent to Reginald L. Heath and Alesia Brown. They are dead beat renters in Las Vegas. Bonnie and Clyde team with a family. They both have a criminal background…So beware!!!

  • Aria

    How can I get in touch with you

  • Rrichmond

    Do not rent to Humberto Tamez JR and/or Adriana Sanchez.  They ruined my place, vacated before I had them evicted, deposit didn’t even come close to covering the damages or unpaid rent.  They apparently used the place as a crashpad for oil and gas worker transients.  They lived in absolute filth, I pity their children and intend to contact Child Protective Services.

  • Potsy

    Rachel Thoele of Oakland, California is someone to stay away from. Has cheated many people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Like a rodent hiding behind your walls you can’t get rid of.

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  • Lancaster Pennsylvania

    DO NOT RENT TO SUSAN NGUDIE IN THE LANCASTER,PA AREA!! She has not paid rent or utility bills for the last three months and refuses to leave the property. She is verbally abusive and will destroy your property. She is not only a slob but plays the ‘race’ card every chance she has. Save yourself time, money, and the value of your property and DON’T RENT TO SUSAN NGUDIE (plus her three children). She sent me an email today claiming she is using African VOO DOO to curse me and my home, this lady has serious issues and should be avoided.

  • IVETTE NAZARIO PHILLY GIRL

    Landlord from Philadelphia, PA -Advice! Do not Rent to a Tenant by the name of Roberto Rodriguez, look him up on Face book…I rented him a suite included basic forniture for Single man who can’t afford furniture after getting kicked out by their mate- This person decided to leave with one unpaid month’s worth rent and to top it off , he took (stold) my furniture, like Picture Frame , Microwave and bed frame…. He Broke my brand new Vaccum purchased 4 months prior, then broke the Brand New Fridge I bought for that Room he was staying at— Then He have the GUTS to threaten to sue me and that he had a lawyer, then he Tried to Bad Mouth Me , THen he said I was Mad because HE Found a Better Place than mine to RENT! I replied that Landlords does’nt Get upset when a Tenant Leaves, They get glad if they were destroying up your property, You sure don’t want to keep a Tenant that is making you loose money instead of Earning the Money! Peace my READERS ENJOY THE STORY , I WOULD POST MORE WHN WORST STORIES COME THE WAY! By Ivette- Nazario Phila, PA!

  • IVETTE NAZARIO PHILLY GIRL

    Issues that I had Encouter with Previous Tenants, out of 4 years I can really say , I had at least 4 Bad Tenants in San Antonio-Converse Texas- 1) Michelle (Shelly) Montelione Tall Girl- Was served an Eviction Notice by Me, Her boyfriend Broke 3 tv’s that I had in other Rooms for Rent, they stole the Bed frame, my $70.00 Converter Box, and broke alot of things, got the home infested of Roaches, went on vacation without paying her two weeks , came back from vaca and still did not pay Rent, lying that her check did not posted on her bank account-
    I didnt care about Listening to her Fake Story-Then did a Police Report at Converse Police District of “False” accusations that I stole her Son’s Bike! And The Room/Suite was suppose to be for her self and she ended up bringing her 3 Kids in a 12X12 unit that was for one person, brought her Lazy Bomb Boy friend, and Her 18 Step son that I caught her Screwing…. Tenant #2) Philadelphia PA JUNIATA PARK AREA – Tenant Hector Laureano Left the Room he rented from me, took the Dead Bolt Keys and the Entry Key, never Responded to any of my Messages asking him to Return Key , In the mean time I waisted 21/2 Week’s Income for the key, because he took the last one I had , Then I lost $ 400.00 worth of earnings on that ROOM that I could off Rented along time agodue to his stupidity BIg Mistake…..,

  • IVETTE NAZARIO PHILLY GIRL

    Back again…. Continuation from previous Post Re: Worst Tenants and their bad habits… Tenant # 3) Do not Rent To a 36 yr. old in PHILADELPHIA, PA (JUSTIN GALAN) He is a Job Less Creature whom Lives with his mom all his Life, He Rented from ME! His Trick was and Please Readers , Learn from this one, His Psychology Catch is – They come up with their Deposit, fine, but then , he Won’t pay after the Deposit has been Given, To take him out was a challenge, I offered to give him $100 to leave and I would pay for his next Room and also give him a Good Reference to a New Landlord…..BS…It did not work , my GOD , the Property Manager literly , spoke to him with a High pitch Tone of Voice and DEMANDED TO LIVE OR ELSE The cops were going to charge Him with Tresspassing because the Manager had already Served him an Eviction End of Contract Letter. He Took the Suite’s Sheets, Trash Can, and Pillow, Also Left the Blue Rugs Dirty as Hell, OMG this was another Horrible Tenant…. Whom kept asking for his Eviction Notice to take it to Court! OMG what a struggle and a Challenge it is To be a LANDLORD–WE NEED AN AWARD—WE NEED A BLESSING FROM PEOPLE BECAUSE WE OFFER HABITAT TO LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS FOR $ 90-125 Per Room Package and End up being Screwed by THESE BAD CREATURE TENANTS….take care my current Readers, I’ll have more to post next time or next week –Good Luck to all of you LANDLORDS—MAY GOD BRING YOU PEACE OF MIND AND PROSPERITY ALWAYS…. (WT)

  • Rob Phelps

    James Kirkbride moved into my house without my consent. I asked him to leave nearly two months ago and he decided to squat in my house until the police throw them out. I have gone through the courts to get him and Christopher Bays out and they are in their final two weeks after finally taking them to court. Oh by the way, James is fond quoting renter laws at you which he is actually not that familiar with. He does know how to squat and not pay however! I had some friends of mine who still live down there find out that this is his MO. He never pays and forces you to evict!

    This has been an expensive nightmare that is not even over with for me. I just want to try to get this out before they have a chance to screw someone else over like they did me. Do Not Rent to James Kirkbride or !

  • Rob Phelps

    Christopher Bays (3386 last 4) was a descent tenant up until he got divorced. He is 3 months behind in rent, hasn’t kept the house up as we agreed, and finally moved a very undesirable
    person in with him by the name of James Kirkbride without my consent. He assured me that he would pay over and over and hasn’t.

    I asked him to leave nearly two months ago and he and his new roommate decided to squat in my house until the police throw them out. I have gone through the courts to get them out and they are in their final two weeks after finally taking them to court.

    This has been an expensive nightmare that is not even over with for me. I just want to try to get this out before they have a chance to screw someone else over like they did me. Do Not Rent to Christopher Bays or James Kirkbride! They are over $3,000 into me and I am putting a judgement on them.

  • ………

    One person not to rent is Craig a Bartholomew in Roxana il. After being burned I found out he has had 5 other eviction court cases.

  • Liz from Cali

    Tenants are almost 3 months behind in rent of $1600.00 a month = $4800.00. Keep promising that they are making a deposit that day. They are liars. Police & Child protective services were there and they didn’t open the door. Do Not Rent to them. I am filing eviction papers today. No more waiting.

  • Liz from Cali

    Do not rent to: Gary E Simon & Shannon Miller Simon. Forgot to put the names.Tenants are almost 3 months behind in rent of $1600.00 a month = $4800.00. Keep promising that they are making a deposit that day. They are liars. Police & Child protective services were there and they didn’t open the door. Do Not Rent to them. I am filing eviction papers today. No more waiting.