What is it and how does it work?
“Section 8 is a government program created for low income families geared towards helping them with their rent. In some instances, all of the rent is paid; in others, a portion of the tenantâ€™s rent is paid and the tenant is responsible for the remainder. In most cases, the family is also given a utility check. This enables them to pay their electric, gas, water, etc.”
“Another background check landlords like wasting their time on is calling the tenantâ€™s present landlord. Forget it! This procedure usually works in reverse. If a landlord called me and wanted information about a bad tenant of mine, I would tell him that she is the greatest tenant in the world. Boy, Iâ€™m really gonna miss her. Little would he know I would be doing back flips and he would be adopting an asshole tenant of mine.”