Keep taking applications and you will find a better one. When you do select a applicant, better or not, you simply tell all the rest that their application has not been selected and the unit has been filled.
You do have that right to reject on a feeling, appearance, attitude etc.
Be smart and never give a reason.
Thanks for the replies! @Colleen F. and @Thomas S.
We were able to deny on income requirement (could not verify her income) so we dodged that one! Looking at her application, we found other things that were very misleading - including her mom who was the one who submitted the application, kept checking in on the application, and kept referring to it as "her" application, though everything was in the daughter's name (with the expunged charges).
So strange. Thanks for the insight.
Interesting scenario for sure.
Beats my most interesting criminal charge which was a felony escape from prison!
I figured if the applicant could get break out prison, he'd find a way out of the lease and it was an easy denial....
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