I'll have to agree with the gal that wrote this piece in this week's North Coast Journal. It sounds like she got the run- around by the landlords in her attempt to rent from them.
Then again, I don't know what she looks like and how she might come off in person so maybe there might have been some red flag the landlords perceived with her? Hmmm... but if that were that case, and I was the landlord, I just wouldn't have called her back.
So then the girl goes on to what seems to be the crux of her story: Your supposed rights as a tenant.
Interesting that she doesn't say that she tried to apply them in her rental attempt, although she suggests that others in similar situations do.
Perhaps she realizes that renting a place under legal threat might not result in a very happy home in either the short or long run. Might it be best to move on and look elsewhere, like she apparently did?