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Anna Lashley, Other/Just Looking in Denver, CO


Asked by Anna Lashley, Denver, CO Thu Aug 15, 2013

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Most owners do not have the means of checking credit. It's one of the many reasons that owners hire property management companies. If you have terrible credit, going through a property manager may be difficult.

Owners often tell us how easy it is for them to rent the property themselves. But quite often the tenant turns out to be bad. My company gets lots of new accounts where the first thing we have to do is evict the current tenant, the one that the owner did not screen properly.

Ron Herdt, GRI, Broker/Owner
CityScape Real Estate, LLC - Metro Brokers
2323 W. 72nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80221

303-380-8500 Office
303-332-9272 Cell
303-380-8520 FAX
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These days I would be very surprised at any landlord who does not do a credit check for their renters. I hope this is a plus for you. You will also do well with any and all positive referrals from former landlords and personal references.

Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
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Anna Lashley,

Years ago potential landlords rarely checked anyone's credit or asked for a credit score. Today almost everyone does. If you have anything that may be an issue be up front and honest with your application this will speak volumes about your character. Also provide a detailed written explanation with your application about any issues. You can also offer to meet your potential landlord (if possible) . Sometimes if your landlord sees you as a high risk think about offering a higher security deposit to reassure him. Hope all works out for you.

All the best,
Gary Geer
Results Realty
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If a rental place does not do a credit check, something is up.
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My experience is yes, they will do a credit and criminal background check.
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