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    whats the different pros & cons of renting your property to goyim versus a frum family? how much safer are you when renting to someone jewish? TIA

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    miamilawyer
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    I am by no means an expert in Halacha, but if memory serves, halacha prevents you from going to civil court, so renting to a jew is much riskier without some sort of heter as eviction courts are usually expedient, at least they are here in Florida.

    #1160977

    Joseph
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    miamilawyer: Eviction courts in New York are very faaaaar from being expedient.

    #1160979

    who do you think is more reliable to pay the rent with a real job ?

    #1160980

    zahavasdad
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    who do you think is more reliable to pay the rent with a real job ?

    Depends on the person

    Is the jew a Averich in Kollel and the non-jew a Wall Street banker

    Always ask what the person does for a living before renting

    #1160981

    mythoughts
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    I don’t think anybody can answer such a general question. I’ve rented to frum families and have had good results. I can give you some recommendations as a general rule and specifically regarding renting to frum as opposed to renting to others.

    1. If this is in NYC apartment do not give a lease. The tenant can get away with not paying rent and it could take you up to a year to get them evicted. No lease means they’re renting month to month. This requires you give them one month notice for them to leave and much less of a headache if they stop paying rent.

    2. You might feel much more comfortable asking a non-frum family for documenting income and a credit check.

    3. If an maintenance issue develops on yom tov or shabbos, a frum family will be more understanding if there are delays in remediation.

    #1160982

    Joseph
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    No Wall Street banker is renting from you, yiddele.

    #1160983

    lesschumras
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    He will if yiddeleh owns a penthouse apt on Central Park West

    #1160984

    How do you check their credit and reports if they are not American?

    #1160985

    miamilawyer
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    @mashiach. There are services that do international checks for landlords usually around 300-400 in Florida, a place where such persons are common.

    #1160986

    Abba_S
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    You use their social security #. If they are legal they will have one. Unless they can’t work and are awaiting a hearing, in which case you ask for a cosigner who will guarantee the rent and whose credit you can check and his name is on the lease.

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