What to do if an apartment manager don t wants to rent to me but rent to someone else?

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“If you don’t present well or don’t have enough income or many reasons you would be passed over. I try to rent to people that appear to be able to understand the rules and are able to pay. I look at how you are dressed and how clean your car is too. Those are indicators of how you will keep my apartment. If he has legitimate reasons for not renting to you, then you simply move on. You need to remember that the landlord has a lot of money invested in his apartments and he wants the best possible tenants to protect and keep his place.”


“An apartment manager is not required to rent to you. If you were competing with other potential tenants, your body language might not have been emulating the negative signs. Your application might not have been as financially sound as other applicants. You might have missing documents. Your credit report and back ground check might have had negatives listed. You might have said something negative that was caught by the property manager.

There are many reasons a property manager might not select you. As long as there was no discrimination of a protected class, you have no recourse. This very seldom happen any longer as there are law suits and very heavy fines for discrimination of a protected class.

You simply move on and make applications at other places to rent.

I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.



“Nothing you can do. Unless you have solid proof of discrimination, it’s done, and you need to keep looking.

Although there are discrimination laws out there, very rarely does anyone get in trouble for discrimination because it is nearly impossible to prove. It definitely exists- I had a white landlord in the mid 90s tell me outright “I don’t take coloreds here.” I did not rent from him. It wasn’t a big place so unless it was caught on tape nothing could be proved- I didn’t “turn him in.” But I would never rent in such circumstances.”

“Well, you seem pretty illiterate so I say good job to him, i honestly don’t know you at all but that question was written so horribly that if I had an apartment building with no one currently living in it I still would let you rent there..”


“An apartment manager/landlord is NOT allowed to tell you this. They go through a stack of rental applications, do background checks, employment checks, make sure the applicant’s income is 3-4 times MORE than the monthly rental amount and then make a decision.”


“No one is required to rent to you. Someone else may have a better credit record. Keep looking.”

“Find another apartment. Lessors can absolutely discriminate among their applicants – they just can’t discriminate based upon a protected class (I.E. Religion).

Assuming you were passed over for legitimate reasons, nothing to do but keep looking.”


“I own rental property. On the occasions where I have more than one applicant to choose from, I look to see who has best and most stable income and good rental history. I turn down the other one. I have had a few times I had to turn down people for legal or other reasons but it is usually money.”


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