Landlords who do not, may not be very good at keeping the property up... You may find you have a hard time gettimg repairs done or even basic upkeep.
My advise to you is , if you have less then good credit inform the landlord upfront. Tell them what they will find on your credit report, better yet provide them with a copyof your credit report .
Explain why your creidt is weak. Maybe you have been unemployeed or under employeed, maybe you have been ill ect..
Your credit report reveals some info on you, but it does not tell your full story. Just be open and honest, you may get a good landlord who understands that soemtimes bad things happen to good people and they just may give you a chance.
Much Success to You!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
It can be done, good luck.