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Real Estate - June 29, 2012

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Can landlord ask for financial information after lease is signed?

by edited Martin Eichner

Q My wife and I just signed a one-year lease for a rental home. Before we signed her lease form, the owner of the home ran a credit check on me. Since we signed the lease after the credit check on me, I assumed the check turned out to be favorable.

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Martin Eichner edits RentWatch for Project Sentinel, an organization founded in 1974 that provides landlord tenant dispute resolution and fair housing services in Northern California and administers rental-housing mediation programs in Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View. Call 650-856-4062 for dispute resolution or 650-321-6291 for fair housing or email mediate4us@housing.org.

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