You can offer to pay an increased security deposit or pay two to three months rent in advance. If you have documentation of a GOOD rental history the landlord/property management company may take that under consideration.
Best of Luck to YOU!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Obviously a landlord would like someone that pays on time and the least amounts of complaints for repairs. These are some of the items in my experience that they would like to see.
1) copy of Drivers License
2) past 3 months of paystubs (proof you make they amount you say on the application)
3) contact name & # of the past two landlords for references
4) copy of bank statements or savings with at least 3 months worth the rent (just in case you lose your job or get layed off or hurt, you can cover your rent) I know this might be difficult but that can be the reason you missed out over someone else that shows more of a nest egg
5) Maybe even offer to show RENTERS INSURANCE, shows that you are a responsible tenant. This is very minimal. However, if there is a flood or fire at least all your personal items will be covered.
6) It would not hurt to offer to give them a larger security deposit
I hope you find this helpful and if you are looking to rent, please call me; I would love to help you.
Lesley Harris, Realtor
Cal Tex Properties & REO's
The concern of a landlord is the risk of renting to someone with not a very good track record of bill payment, which is concluded by looking at a credit score. It is very time consuming to evict someone in our state. With that in mind, put yourself in their shoe and try to ease their concern by being creative.
Some creative strategies that has worked in the past for my landlord clients (they accepted someone with bad credit) are:
1- Tenant offered to pay a few months in advance
2- Tenant got a co-signer that has good credit
3- Tenant wrote post dated checks for the whole term of the contract before moving in
4- Tenant offered 3 times rent as security deposit
These strategies may not work for everyone. You have to try them! Or you can simply ask the landlord what can you do to reassure them that you will pay your rent in full and on-time. Get their answer and see if you can make that happen.
If you have other questions, you can reach me anytime on my direct number. My contact information is below.
Broker / RealtorÂ©
Address: 295 Redondo Ave, Suite 102, Long Beach, CA 90803
Please see a short blog I wrote titled "Get your rental application to the top of the stack. 4 proven tips to get your rental application approved." http://ww.trulia.com/blog/JessicaAcker/2011/09/getting_your_
It has some suggestions that you might find helpful.
All the best,
Jessica Acker Carrillo
Wellman Realty Company
Wellman Property Management, Inc.
(310) 828-3132 Office
1415 Stanford St., Suite #2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
License # 01894323
Here are some tips that may help:
Having a Realtor represent you.
Having a Letter of Recommendation from your current or past landlord.
Having a Letter of Explanation your your situation, highlight the positive and explain the negative.
Offering an increased deposit.
How do you convince them?? Pay attention to your credit score, it's a valuable commodity in today's marketplace, and worth protecting and nourishing.