I'm going to be renting the extra bedroom in my house and have been getting a lot of questions about who my girlfriend and I are? I would like to change my rental ad to include information about myself and my girlfriend but I don't want to violate any rules about exclusive advertisement. Anyone know if the landlord can make an ad including information about himself and girlfriend?
In a situation like this people are just wanting to know who they will be living with. Unlike a rental they are sharing living space with you. Personally I would start with posting on facebook for acquaintances/friends. I see no problem posting a blurb about yourself/living conditions.
I always only describe the property. Not the tenant I seek, not the owner/LL. I don't even say "walk to bus line and shops" because some people don't walk. In my CL ads, I ask questions and only allow them to respond by anonymous CL e-mail. Here are some typical questions: How far is this from your work/income source? How many in your household? Do you smoke? Do you have pets? How soon would you like to/ have to move?
When people respond, it will open a dialogue you can e-mail back and talk about yourselves as you choose. It will also help you screen up front. If they don't answer at all, that says a lot, too. As the e-mail screening graduates up, you can exchange numbers and meet. Hope this helps @Jon Loca !
Thank you Steve and Ryan for your responses.
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