Can you ask a prospective tenant to visit their current residence is the question this week for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal advice. If you have a question for him please fill out his form below.
Can I legally ask to meet a prospective tenant to visit at their current residence ?
I think it would be enlightening to see how they maintain their present residence before they move into mine.
Hello Landlady Kathy,
Most landlords rarely ask this question.
But, if the prospective tenant is Ok with you visiting their current residence this would give you a good idea of how they maintain a property and there are no legal prohibitions that I’m aware of regarding a visit.
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