Wow. Not sure if it’s COVID or my area (unit is in Colton, CA), but it seems like I’m running through applications much more than in the past. It almost feels like people are trying to get into a place thinking that they’ll have a lot more protection from getting booted than normal. People seem to feel entitled to lower criteria because of COVID. I even caught an applicant forging their pay stubs. That’s a first for me.
Anyone else seeing trends like this?
I'm not seeing it in my area but I'm hearing others talk about forged pay stubs. You definitely need to be cautious about taking on new renters because the market is ripe for fraud with the eviction moratorium in place.