July 18, 2016 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #617988
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? TIAJuly 18, 2016 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm #1160976
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.July 18, 2016 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #1160977
miamilawyer: Eviction courts in New York are very faaaaar from being expedient.July 19, 2016 3:15 pm at 3:15 pm #1160979
who do you think is more reliable to pay the rent with a real job ?July 19, 2016 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1160980
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 rentingJuly 19, 2016 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1160981
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.July 19, 2016 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #1160982
No Wall Street banker is renting from you, yiddele.July 19, 2016 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #1160983
He will if yiddeleh owns a penthouse apt on Central Park WestJuly 31, 2016 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1160984
How do you check their credit and reports if they are not American?July 31, 2016 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #1160985
@mashiach. There are services that do international checks for landlords usually around 300-400 in Florida, a place where such persons are common.July 31, 2016 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #1160986
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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