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Working with Section 8

Guess I will throw this out here. Just looking for opinions. Purely hypothetical situation, but could possible help some people out. Being a former cop, I always look for loop holes in policy, procedures and the law in order to legally violate some dirt bags rights. Just kidding, any way keep in mind, I am not condoning this work around.

One of the biggest issue for some landlords who rent to Section 8 tenants is getting Section 8 to pay the amount of rent that you are requesting. This usually comes into play when you find an excellent tenant who is, perhaps a single working mother with o nike mercurial superfly ne child and she is also going to school full time. In this situation, Section 8 comes back and says, due to her income, family size and your house size, you can only charge her $400 bucks a month.

Your rent is $550. Of course, you never ever want to make side deals with the tenant. This is not only illegal, but as MikeOh points out, it will give the tenant power over you and you have just lost all control; however, you really don want to loose this person, she is a perfect fit for your house.

Oh by way, this house has a detached 2 car garage. hmmm.

Many Landlords in my area often charge extra for use of a garage. Seems a little low life to me, but to each their own.

What would happen if you would strictly write up this girls month to month lease stating, lease does not include use of the garage and make sure Section 8 is aware of it and has it documented also. Now mom comes along and wants to use this nice big garage. You then write up a separate lease to mom charging $150 per month. You don care if mom, let her daughter use the garage too, right? All receipts are written out to the mother and the daughter as far as you know, gives those receipts to mom.

It the Federal government. They have no sense of humor.

If HUD says the girl can afford $400 a month in rent, she can barely afford $400. That does not mean she can afford $550. $150 a month is a huge difference at that income level.

No tenant who can afford $400 should even be looking at houses that rent for $550. Your applicant is so unrealistic about her budget that she will end up being trouble.

She got a serious entitlement problem. Not only does the world owe her a free place too live, but the world owes her a much better place than she can afford.

My suggestion is that if you want $550 in rent, that you find a tenant who can afford $550 a month for rent.

I wasnt attempting to be comical and in my hypothetical story, since Sec 8 is paying $400 a month of her rent, she is not responsible for that part. As far as this girl thinking that she is entitled, think about my story. Sure, she made a mistake of being knocked up at 21yrs old, but, she is a single 21 yr old, working part time and going to nursing school full time.

I have a hard time putting her in classification of being one of those lazy welfare folks who do nothing but sit around and live off us taxpayers. She is the perfect example of what Welfare and Sec 8 should be used for.

She was renting a small house for $375 a month in a bad section of town. It was so bad, that every time she left her house, someone would break in and steal everything she owned. Having a new baby, she was able to get her Sec 8 voucher and move to a much safer area of town.

OK, you want actual potential problems.

Mom stops paying her rent, you evict her from the garage and you are left with your welfare mama in your house with a lease at $400.

You aren getting any money from a welfare granny, so a waste of time to try to reinforce the lease on the garage, especially when she tells the judge that it is a scam to cheat Section 8 out of more money.

You were a cop. That meant you dealt all day with sonebody tenants. You think they won break and stretch the law to get away with anything and everything they can steal and get away with?

Originally posted by Tom C:Well P,

I wasnt attempting to be comical and in my hypothetical story, since Sec 8 is paying $400 a month of her rent, she is not responsible for that part. As far as this girl thinking that nike mercurial superfly she is entitled, think about my story. Sure, she made a mistake of being knocked up at 21yrs old, but, she is a single 21 yr old, working part time and going to nursing school full time.

I have a hard time putting her in classification of being one of those lazy welfare folks who do nothing but sit around and live off us taxpayers. She is the perfect example of what Welfare and Sec 8 should be used for.

She was renting a small house for $375 a month in a bad section of town. It was so bad, that every time she left her house, someone would break in and steal everything she owned. Having a new baby, she was able to get her Sec 8 voucher and move to a much safer area of town. 😎

Originally posted by P NW:OK, you want actual potential problems.

Mom stops paying her rent, you evict her from the garage and you are left with your welfare mama in your house with a lease at $400.

Very similar situation to mine. My first tenant, far more saavy than I was, wanted to rent my $1000 3BR/2 nike mercurial superfly BA house. Tells me Section 8 only gives her $800 a month, but her mother and gi nike mercurial superfly rlfriend want to rent a couple of the bedrooms and will sign a separate lease to pay me the other $200 a month.

Sounded ok to me. Everyone moves in, I get $1000 a month for a couple of months, then mom and the girlfriend predictably move out, supposedly out of state. Tenant tells me, too bad, she only getting $800 from Section 8 and if I try to enforce the other $200, she tell them. I eventually told them myself. They actually said if anyone else moves in, I can charge them extra rent and if they don pay it, all tenants can be evicted and the original tenant will lose her funding.

Lesson learned if you want full price for your rental, only accept a tenant that can pay it in full.

Where I am in NJ Section 8 determines the rent by the “rental rates” going in the area. They also tell the tenant when they are looking for apartments that based upon their “income” $_____ is the maximum rental range they can look in. Tenants like to pull fast ones sometimes. When they see a unit for $1000 a month and they know their cap is $900 they lie and apply anyway. I know ask to see a copy of their voucher and I call their caseworker to confirm that they are approved first for a rental rate at or in excess of what I charging before I sign any transfer papers.

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