Many factors go into whether a leasing company will work with you on a lease property.
Having sufficent income which is usually 2-3 times the rent will help your application. Another very common practice today is to request 1-2 times the rental amount in the form of a deposit.
So as you can see having the appropriate amount of cash ready and available will make a difference in your application acceptance.
Finally, locate a good Realtor and remain loyal to them! They will be able to assist in locating a place to live.
I live in Mansfield and have for 15 years! Would love to help you!
#1 ask your attorney for advise.
#2 go to the direct sources.....go the the people with generic signs in the yard.
#3...check out craigslist.
In this case you probably don't want to go through any agent or any listing that has a company sign in the yard.
You may also want to offer double or triple deposit.