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I am considering renting a property for a year. I have paid security + first months rent. I have know been asked to pay 2000.00 more for a tenant id? Is this normal?

I was told this is based on knew HUD legislation? It includes insurance that I will recieve back at the completion of the lease plus utilities. I feel as though she the property owner is not being above board. Is this normal or who can I call to ensure that I am not being taken?Does anyone have any thoughts?
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This is probably too late to help the original poster, but may help others ...

Under Hawaii law, the owner can demand only the first month rent in advance plus a security deposit not to exceed the equivalent of one month's rent. Anything over that is illegal. See:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrs2009/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0521/HRS_0521-0044.htm

Note the part that says:
"The landlord may require as a condition of a rental agreement a security deposit to be paid by or for the tenant for the items in subsection (a) and no others, in an amount not in excess of a sum equal to one month's rent. The landlord may not require or receive from or on behalf of a tenant at the beginning of a rental agreement any money other than the money for the first month's rent and a security deposit as provided in this section."

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Dee,

I have never heard of a tenancy ID. Can you call the property management office or go see them in person (even better)? They should be able to provide you with documentation.

Do not provide any money until you have seen this and signed the lease in person.
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Thank you so much for the response! Also, the landlord asking me to pay home owners insurance when I am just a renter? Who can I report this person too and get my money back if he fails to return the security deposit and rent fees already submitted?

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Do not pay anything else. I also paid a deposit and was asked to then pay the same fee. It is a scam. The request for additional fees is bogus.

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