Rentals often require credit check and the bankruptcy may be an issue for some agents and landlords. Its not always a deal breaker, but we will have some explaining and convincing to do. Patience is key. I just worked with a client who went through a bankruptcy in March 2012. We were rejected a couple of times but we stuck with it and found her family a nice rental. She moved in October 1, 2012. I'd be happy to discuss this with you including the obstacles we encountered and how we overcame them. You can reach me at:
Alfonso Garcia - Rental Agent and Old Bridge Resident
Good luck to you!
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Many landlords are simply looking for a tennant who has a job and good credit. If you pay your bills and have a job most landlords will take you as a tennant.
Some landlords do not require a credit check, so in those cases your bankruptcy remains private information.
If you have been a responsible renter before, you should use your previous landlords as references.
Good luck with your "new lease" on life!