If the property is listed on the MLS as a rental your credit will definitely be checked and verified.
If this is an issue, you may want to check rentals on places like CraigsList or the local newspaper where verifications may not be as strict.
REALTOR | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
plus your better off going through a landlord who doesn't have a mgt. company. just remember this, if you cant pay rent on two houses, then you can't afford one.
Just as important is ....having a job, a work reference letter and showing the ability to pay the rent......as well as a reference letter from the current landlord (or proof you have paid your rent on time - ie: copies of cancelled checks for the past 12 months).
Renting is much more open to credit issues than buying. Each landlord gets to decide what risk they will take. Some may exclude you outright if your credit is too rough. Others may be willing to hear about your situation and take events beyond your control into consideration. Another possibility is that some may request either higher rent or deposit due to your credit, but will still rent to you.
It will depend on each landlord to decide what they are willing to accept.