Landlord just told me she won't rent to me because I'm not female... WTF!
Isn't it illegal for landlords to rent based on gender? I was almost certain it/was. Needless to say I'm pretty pissed I wasted all that time just for her to say that.
This isn't the first time I've seen in an ad (it wasn't in this ad specifically) where the landlord puts "women only", etc, etc. One I saw demanded a security deposit of $5000 at to which I laughed and walked away from that one.
So, if someone came to you to rent your basement apartment with a credit score of 840+ as a single renter like I am would you likely turn that person away and say "Oh, we prefer women renters even if they have a much lower score".
It makes no sense to me at all.