Sex offenders welcome? Not here.

Sex offenders welcome?  Not here.

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Sex offenders welcome?  Not here.

No sex offenders here

I wanted to make sure folks were clear about where I stood on this.  I want both tenant prospects and owner prospects alike to know that I won’t rent to a sex offender- period.

There are a number of things that are flexible when processing an application- whether an owner will accept a pet depends on the specific pet, whether a prospect would pay a security deposit equal to one month’s rent or two depends on the specific prospect’s credit history, etc.

But “Will you rent to a sex offender?” involves no such leeway- and the answer to that question will always be “No”.

This story speaks of landlords in our area that do rent to sex offenders- and I say “Shame on you”.  I’m proud to say that Legends Realty doesn’t rent to these folks, and in fact, none of the places I’ve worked have done so. It’s truly shocking to read of these folks that have chosen to answer the call of the almighty dollar over the call to keep the lowest of society’s low at the greatest of distances.

Even while voicing opposition to sex offenders in her neighborhood, concerned neighbor Loreto Murray allowed that “…even convicted sex offenders need a place to live”.

I wholeheartedly agree. That “place” is called jail.

Sex offenders welcome?  Not here.

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About Dennis Burgess

Dennis B. Burgess Realtor in Orlando, FL ORRA Vice-chairman of Strategic Planning/Secretary ORRA/FR Boards of Directors Empire Network Realty 6000 S. Rio Grande Ave., #104 Orlando, FL 32803 Cell: 205-445-4755 Office: 407-440-3798 bamaburgess@hotmail.com Twitter: @orlrentals Turning vacant into occupied, and "houses" into "homes"
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