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Rental middleman?

Discussion in 'Rental Agreements & Subleases' started by jent7111, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. jent7111

    jent7111 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    This is my first post on the forum, so I apologize if I misplace this question. Anyways, I have been attempting to create a longer term solution for affordable housing in my area. Although I have been volunteering and donating to shelters, these seem like inefficient ways of helping less privileged people find homes. I was thinking of perhaps forming a non-profit that could act as an intermediary firm that would connect the homeless and property owners that are willing to rent out or buy. I suppose this would behave just as a middle man between these two parties. Profitability is not a priority. My question is, is there any financial incentive for property owners to rent through a non-profit or a system like that? What kind of legal consolation should I pursue? Are there already company's doing this? Or really, is this idea even viable? Any help is greatly appreciated and any alternatives to this idea will certainly be heavily considered.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Property owners don't need an intermediary to be able to find low income people to rent to.
     
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    jent7111 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Could there be any tax benefits for a property owner to rent through a middleman?
     
  4. Red Kayak

    Red Kayak Active Member

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    Have you ever heard of "section 8 housing"?
     
  5. adjusterjack

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    I can think of only one. The money he pays for the service is a deductible business expense.
     

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