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I handle 15+ rental properties currently and not all of the tenants have perfect credit. Before I sign the lease listing agreement, I let the landlord know that due to the economy we are experiencing today, not many people have 700+ fico scores. They should looking for applicants who have the abilities and are willing to pay on time.
I find that a letter of explanation and/or introduction really helps my clients and I to understand the current financial and personal situations of the applicants. We usually get multiple applications and the letter also refresh our memory when we go back to review all applications.
Offering a larger deposit does make your application stronger as well, but most importantly, you need to convey to the landlord that you will not be LATE on your rents.