01 April 2008
Q: I am the on-site manager for a 50-unit complex in Southern California. Recently, I had a single man enter the manager’s office and request an application to rent a unit. I have to admit that I had several vacancies, but the prospective tenant looked as if he had not bathed in a week.
Also, he rode a bike to the complex that had plastic bags on the handlebars stuffed with clothing and other odds-and-ends. Nevertheless, I don’t think he owns a vehicle.
Needless to say, the other residents would run me out of the complex if I let him in. I told him that we had no interest in renting to his kind. Was I correct in refusing to give him an application?