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Ashante, Renter in Florida

Home Rental Procedure/Requirements

Asked by Ashante, Florida Sat May 18, 2013

What is the procedure to go about renting a home in FL?
Are their any requirements?
What are the options for people w no active credit/low credit but have the income and proof of income?
Thanks in advance for all your help.

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You will find the rental market, like the sales market very strong in Boynton Beach and the surrounding communities, The best new opportunities will rent very quickly. Most landlords will require first and last months rent as well as a security deposit equalling one month's rent. As long as you can pay those fees up front and have a steady job with proof of income you should be golden.

Inventory levels are very low and the best new opportunities rent very quickly so you must have a well designed strategy to succeed in today's market. The very best thing you can do is locate a qualified Realtor who can properly assist you in clearly defining your objectives and designing a game plan to help you meet them. I would certainly be honored to be included on the list of any Realtors® you may choose to interview and am happy to be of help to you with any, and all, of your real estate needs throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Best of luck and if I can offer anything additional please let me know.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Tell your Boynton Beach real estate agent what kind of home in Boynton Beach you are looking to rent. Once your agent knows that, along with the rent range you have in mind, you'll be able to locate a rental.

Now, once you've found it, most landlords who own individual units will expect the first month and last month rent, along with a security deposit equal to a month's rent, in advance. They will also expect you to pay for a credit check on yourself.

If your credit report is bad, if you have many unpaid bills that are following you around, if you have not been a good tenant in the past, most landlords will not want to rent to you.

If this is your case, you may want to offer several months rent in advance. This goes a long way toward reassuring a landlord that the rent is going to be covered.

If you have no credit history at all, but you can show sufficient income, and / or proof of assets, a landlord may be more amenable to working with you. Additional advanced payment will still go a long way toward making your case.

The other way to go is to look at rental apartment complexes. There is an apartment rental guide available in any Publix supermarket. The corporate owned complexes that you will find in that guide may be the answer. They will usually ask for the same first, last, and security. But their credit requirements may not be as stringent.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
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