Comment of the Day

Landlord: Renters Wanted to Grow Pot or Couldn't Pass a Background Check

Chris Walker's latest article about high rents in Denver focused on room shortages and horror stories.

The tales definitely struck a chord with readers, whether they were eager renters or exasperated landlords.

Count the following person among the latter group. His experiences involve potential renters so desperate to secure a space that they pitched themselves despite specific restrictions placed on the property.

And then there were the ones who wanted to engage in a little horticultural activity....

Christopher Johnston writes:
I posted an ad to rent half my house in Westminster, I got a lot of responses, but they all failed to read the ad. EVERY response had multiple dogs (2 minimum). And the $1,200 for 3br was out of most people's price range. Or they had 3 kids, when ad said max 2 adults. I was not inundated with responses like in the ad. It was all people who couldn't pass a background check. Or wanted to grow pot.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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