Is there a way to be notified if a specific house comes up for rent again?
October 17, 2011 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Is there a way to find out who own's a house? There was a house for rent about a year ago that my girlfriend and I liked the look/price of a lot, but it got filled before we sought any information. Is there some way to be notified if this house comes up for rent again without knocking on the door and asking the renters? My apologies if this is an obvious thing most adults know.
posted by Corduroy to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Your state and county has an assessor's office that keeps track of who owns property for the purpose of taxes. Generally, that's public information and easily accessible. In my state, I google "x county assessor," find the "property search" button, and enter the address. Then, it spits out the owner and various other information.
posted by freshwater at 3:40 PM on October 17, 2011

You can look it up in the Multnomah County property records.
posted by grouse at 3:40 PM on October 17, 2011 also usually includes owner information.

However, many rentals are legally owned by a corporation or LLC, so owner information may or may not be useful for finding someone to contact about future openings.
posted by Kpele at 3:43 PM on October 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Thank you! Already have the information we need.
posted by Corduroy at 3:53 PM on October 17, 2011

For future reference, LexisNexis would come in handy for identifying a person linked to an ownership entity like an LLC.
posted by jefficator at 6:08 PM on October 17, 2011

... as well as a state's corporate registry.
posted by dhartung at 10:26 PM on October 17, 2011

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