Can I be denied rent due to my previous landlord's foreclosure?
I applied for an apartment and then landlord denied my application simply because the previous address I lived at/rented, was a home that was foreclosed. (I was not the owner or associated with the owner, I was renting from the owner, had a rental lease agreement, and I was not aware of the foreclosure until the last minute). I have no eviction history and both of my previous landlords gave good references.
- D.E.B.S.Lv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
That is highly illogical of the potential landlord. To me, it's a sign that I'd dodged a bullet. Who knows how what other crazy things this landlord would do (or refuse to do) while you lived there.
- 10 months ago
Unfortunately, that is not a protected class. He could deny you because he didnt like your shirt. Move along to the next one.
- TiLv 710 months ago
Did you pay rent? The landlord's financial problems has zero bearing on your obligation to pay your rent as agreed to in your lease agreement.
- babyboomer1001Lv 710 months ago
You can be denied by any landlord for any reason and they do not have to give you a reason. It would be highly unlikely that you were rejected for that reason. If you stated that you were renting the house, then why would the foreclosure affect you? It would make no sense at all for any landlord to reject you because you rented a house that went into foreclosure. As a renter, you were not responsible for paying the mortgage or property taxes.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Landlord & Tenant law experience.
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- SimplytheFACTSLv 710 months ago
it wouldn't be illegal. a potential LL could look up the address and see its foreclosed....
- curtisports2Lv 710 months ago
The owner's foreclosure should not show up on YOUR credit history. YOU need to get a copy of your three credit reports to see if that information is listed in error - mistakes do happen. If your report(s) do have erroneous information, you need to contact the reporting bureaus that have it wrong and get that info removed.
If your report(s) do not show anything regarding a foreclosure, then it appears that you have assumed this was the reason for the denial, rather than the new landlord telling you this was why you were denied. Things don't add up.
- SlickterpLv 710 months ago
Yes, you can, even though it has nothing to do with you.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Not likely.....You were denied for another reason.
- Verulam 1Lv 710 months ago
Not if what you are saying is accurate.
- 10 months ago
Unless the place told you specifically that the reason was the previous landlord having the property foreclosed, then there is probably another reason that no one is telling you.