danjaker wrote:Ive been in Peru for years and rented several apartments all over, never have I been asked for something like that. -
ironchefchris wrote:If it were me I'd try Sergio's idea first with hopes of negotiating a lower rent.
MarcoPE wrote:ironchefchris wrote:If it were me I'd try Sergio's idea first with hopes of negotiating a lower rent.
Well, though this is a good suggestion for some, let's face it not every gringo comes to Peru with a wad of cash in his suitcase and crapping money out of their ATM's....But, to answer the original question, I have never been asked for an employment letter, income verification or anything for that matter other than ID , the deposit and to sign the lease.
wowiloveperucuisine wrote:Internet freelance work was my own euphemism for being an online poker player, so my clients are mostly anonymous and wouldn't say anything nice even if they could.
I've noticed that when I tell people in Peru what I do for a living, I'm greeted with extreme skepticism and disbelief, probably because they aren't aware that such a profession can even exist or that it can be a reliable source of income. So I've been lying anyway, telling people that I am in investment finance and/or web design, depending on my mood.
Incidentally I'm not a fan at all of lying, I just want a nice place to live and it seems like I'm being pushed to lie in order to achieve that.