Renting to a bartender?

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Hi all. Anyone ever have a bartender as a tenant? If so, how were they as far as being a good tenant was concerned? They cause any issues for other tenants, for example coming home late, making noise at 3am and bothering tenants below, having people come over late at night, etc? I am not interested in the affordability factor, as I require everything (income, etc) to be documented, etc. Just looking for some insight. Thanks.

I have not had any personal experiences with a bartender but I do have this 2 cents to give: Don't judge a person on their career or job choice. I have known professionals; nurses, doctors, lawyers who live in absolute squalor and people on section 8 and welfare whose place you can eat off their floor and never cause any raucous. Just do your due diligence, especially police records to determine if they may be a problem. I had a few potential tenants who looked good on paper but once their police records came, it showed a different story. I use mysmartmove.com from Transunion and  it gave a wealth of information on each tenant.

Thanks for all the feedback! I most certainly do not judge by someone's job. Not having a job or a documented source of income, well that is something else all together. I always screen everyone the same and stick to the policies in place for doing so. Was simply curious, as I have never rented to a bartender. 

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