What To Do If A Hoarder Rents From You (Infographic)

Despite the troublesome behavior of hoarders, hoarding is a disability. Therefore, those affected are protected under the Fair Housing Act. This can be problematic for property managers. What exactly is hoarding and what causes a person to engage in such behavior? This infographic explores the ins and outs of this condition and what to do if a hoarder rents from you.

A few surprising facts about hoarding:

  • It is estimated that 1 in 50 Americans suffers from compulsive-hoarding symptoms
  • 66% of hoarders began experiencing symptoms in childhood
  • The three most commonly hoarded items are clothes, greeting cards/letters, and bills/statements
  • An Alachua County (FL) couple hoarded 697 cats before officials intervened

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