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Bengaluru Landlords Demand IIT Degrees, LinkedIn Profiles From Tenants

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Source- India Times

Anyone who rents an apartment knows how difficult it can be to find a house. Adding to the existing difficulties, house owners in the Karnataka capital have raised their demands and are now asking for tenants’ LinkedIn profiles and the colleges they graduated from.


Bengaluru landlords tell professionals: Have IIT degrees, show LinkedIn  profiles and payslips

Source- Moneycontrol


Recently, a software engineer named Priyansh Jain shared on Twitter, screenshots of his conversation with a broker asking for his background details, adding that the owner wanted people from “specific backgrounds”.  The tweet went viral but now stands deleted. Jain was looking for a single occupancy flat in Indira Nagar, Domlur or HAL area. While homeowners prefer tenants from a particular religion or having specific food habits or marital status, Jain was in for a surprise after the agent asked for his LinkedIn profile and rejected him as he wasn’t an IIT/IIM graduate.

The tweet amassed a lot of likes and comments. “Your parents must have forced you to study hard if you’re in IIT. “No, actually I got into IIT to get this apartment I’ve always wanted,” a Twitter user replied.

Arnav Gupta, an engineer, tweeted earlier this week:  “Moving to Bangalore, and the house owner asked for our LinkedIn profiles. What level of @peakbengaluru behavior is this?”

Another tenant said he was told to show his salary slips. Three others received messages saying they were not “shortlisted” for a house. A few Twitter users also joked that tenants may soon be asked to submit “leaving certificates” issued by previous homeowners.

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