2. Copy of last two pay stubs,
3. Copy of Drivers License
4. Ability and Willingness to pay.
That's the basics....some landlords or ownes may have additional requirements.
Any of these may pose a problem for the tenant, with so many people losing their homes to foreclosure, credit score is not nearly as good an indicator of ability and willingness to pay in full and on time as it used to be. And, while there are many more potential tenants, they are looking more and more for bread and butter rental space. They are not nearly as willing as they were a few years ago to pay for 'extras'.
For this reason, many more landlords and tenants are choosing to work with realtors rather than to 'go it alone'. If any of the things I listed pose a potential problem for you, you would be well advised to work wth a realtor who has experience with the rental market. We know creative ways of getting around any issues that arise and helping both landlord and tenant to feel comfortable with one another.
There are a ton of good rental houses out there. Good luck!
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors