Not going well.
Here is the thing — I have mentioned this before — now it’s like trying to find a job.
The landlord wants your financial info and your employment info and they want a credit check.
I think I got bait and switched today.
I saw an apartment for rent and after I spoke to the guy and set up an appointment to see the place, I figured the rent was a touch too much but I thought I’d go to see what happens.
I saw the apartment — a scootch too much room for me (all I want is a 3 roomer or a studio).
When I spoke to the guy via phone I told him I was leery of the credit check along with the other personal info asked for: I told him I was afraid of identity theft and I had a means to prove I could pay the rent, up front.
He assured me that only that piece of info would be fine…
And hence the bait and switch. He gets done with the apartment tour and he says “Oh well there will be a credit check and you’ll have to sign a lease…”
I explained again why I would not be parting with my personal info and then he said “We had this guy who wanted to rent. He made over 100K a year but he didn’t pay his gas and electric…”
So what? Maybe it was an oversight or perhaps he had an assistant he entrusted tht to and somehow the utility never got paid; maybe he had a boyfriend or girlfriend who was supposed to be in charge of paying the bills and the payment never happened, etc.
I told him I wasn’t interested and I said goodbye.
Leery is right.
The landlord was not on premise. How about I meet this person first? Suppose after all fo this nonsense I don’t like the landlord?
How do I know how safe my info is? How do I know this guy won’t compromise it?
This is all too much.
I have to get out of here; I cannot continue to live here; it’s too expensive and I told you guys: I am isolated and there are no neighbors and the fact my dog is gone is creating even a bigger emptiness here for me.
I also would not need the place for a year, as it stands right now. I am not crazy about being locked into a lease.
Possibly baited and switched. Maybe he said okay to what I wanted to do to get me to come out there. I don’t know.:(