Will my boyfriend's lack of rental history make cohabitation difficult?
September 17, 2013 1:54 AM Subscribe
I moved into a new apartment a few months ago and now my LDR boyfriend of many years has joined me. To include him in the lease, he's submitted a standard rental application and has great credit history, no criminal record, but lacks rental history since he's lived at home his whole life. Landlord is making it difficult and asked me why he doesn't have prior rental history contacts and sounded a little judgmental about it. Since I already signed a lease with solid rental history (and have made more-than-on-time payments), should it even matter that he lacks previous rental information?
Should I be honest about the situation? Or will that risk application rejection? And, really, why does Landlord care so much?
posted by evalunatik to human relations (20 answers total)