I found a perfect rental property well under what I was paying for rent in Los Angeles that Liberty One manages.
I jumped on it! I was so excited to get in this apartment and I was certain with my 10+ years of flawless rental history, great credit score, and cash in hand to pay the deposit, we would be ready to go after a walk through.
I am moving from Los Angeles to New Orleans and need to solidify a home for the New Year.
James Thomas, was my contact person and at first seemed cordial, but it quickly eroded from there.
I am used to closing deals quickly as that is how you stay competitive in a competitive market, so I emailed him an application (one that had already been approved in New Orleans for a more expensive property, I just preferred this listing). He then sent me an another application to fill out, no problem, but seemed like a waste of time seeing as he already had one in hand and this online was was way less extensive than the one I had previously sent, so there was no where on this application to list references, other sources of income, etc.
He called me this morning to tell me I do not have proof of employment in New Orleans so he didn’t want to proceed.
I have a booming freelance business, it is not BASED in New Orleans, I tried to explain. I could give references to my flawless work history.
I was willing to send tax returns and any documents necessary as I make over $5,000 a month and this apartment was only renting for $1275. He cut me off.
James Thomas was rude, unprofessional, and this was the oddest rental application experience I have ever had.
Spare yourself the trouble.
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