Depending on what is wrong with your credit most landlords expect some issues. If you can get a letter from your current landlord stating you've paid your rent on time and have been a responsible tenant can go a long way to getting a new landlord. It's been my experience that most landlords want to see a landlord letter, employment letter and credit report prior to leasing. They don't want to see collections on or outstanding bills on utilities and late payments on rent or collections on rent. I would recommend you get your annual free credit report and see what's on there and if possible a landlords letter.
Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty