Applying for Apt. in CA. Landlord wants a COPY of my Social Security Card? Is this legal?
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:02 AM
I'm applying for an apartment in the Sacramento area in CA. I already gave them my driver license number and SSN on the application to run a credit check.
Then they said that once that is approved, they will need copies of my driver license, pay stubs or tax returns as proof of income and a copy of my social security card. I'm fine providing all other documents but the SS card.Why the heck do they need that? Is this legal?
How can I politely bring this up to the landlord that I'm not comfortable with them having a physical copy of my personal information.
Thank you all for your help!
Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:05 PM
It's legal for you to comply.
If you don't like the terms and conditions of the rental place then you have the option of walking away and renting elsewhere.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:27 PM
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