Keep trying, look for the local newspaper listings and rent directly form the home owner.
It depends by landlord. I look at credit reports, background checks, income, job history, talk with the current and previous landlord, talk with current employers, etc.
Below are some things that will offset your poor credit:
â€¢ In these current economic times having a steady job with good income
â€¢ Having money in a checking or savings account
â€¢ Can provide a co-signer who owns Real estate
â€¢ Rent amount is between 20% to 35% of monthly income (varies by Landlord)
â€¢ Can pre-pay rent a few months in advance
â€¢ No judgments from other landlords
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To answer your question, it will really depend on the landlord/landlady. Compensating factors (i.e. solid income, references, etc.) can definitely help your cause, but usually something is needed in return for the added risk to him/her (i.e. higher rent, larger deposit, etc.).
Your best bet is to find an agent who will work with you by negotiating with the other side. If you need any help, just let me know.
Timothy Garrity | Realtor & Consultant
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - #RS314897
yes but all landlords/management companies have their own ideas, and rights in the law, for applicant credit
if your credit really is that bad, be ready and willing to prepay rent.
it may not be that bad, but in any case, you are well out in front of the time, which may clear things up anway
1. go on free credit report.com and get an accurate take on your situation. it may not be AS grim as you think.
2. pay everything, every month, every payment ON TIME. which you've prob. been doing
3. this itself, will help you. and establish support for your story, which is true, but now supportable.
4. you are EARLY in the new place process. get serious in March/April. nothing open now worth renting will
be availalbe in June when you need to move. think about it. who would hold something empty and/or
who would know for sure a current tennant will vacate in June, now, in early January.
5. have a letter from your current landlord - and the one before better still.
i susepct you are probably in ok shape. good luck
long & foster real estate
I believe the best approach in a situation such as this is a straightforward one. Run a copy of your credit report, get a letter of good standing from your current property management group, have in hand proof of your current income. That being said, you could also work with a realtor who may have more leverage in helping you find an approachable landlord. A private house would be a good place to start, QV, BV or Passy would be approachable areas in your price point, and QV has parking available under 95 near Christian, excellent nursery schools and a very community centric vibe.
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Every landlord has their own requirements for what they look for in renters. The MOST important thing is that you have verification of current income - they just want to know that you'll be able to pay your rent on time every month. Having previous landlord references definitely helps as well. Sometimes owners might have certain credit score numbers they look for, but I've found that most aren't that specific and are looking at an overall package.
E-mail me, email@example.com and I can try to help you. We're about to take on a listing that has dedicated parking in the graduate hospital area, but we could show you any other listed property as well.
Don't let the fear or embarrassment of bad credit stop you from even applying... an application is looked at on a whole, if all other factors are in good standing, you shouldn't have too many problems
Hope to hear from you,
JG Real Estate LLC
535 East Girard Ave.
Phila, PA 19125
I would be willing to help you. Give me a call or email me to go over the next steps. My office is on Rittenhouse Square.
Eric Axelson, Associate Broker
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
It sounds to me as though you have established a good payment record with your current landlord, that will go along way. Be prepared to provide an explanation if your credit score is suboptimal, and provide verification of consistent and timely payment to current landlord. Add to that employment verification and some recommendations and you should be off to a good start.
Good luck to you,
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