I am constantly surprised at the fact that so few tenants actually want to know what the contract says before they sign it. If you find a landlord who rents a house without doing a credit check, be sure you understand that contract!
If your worried about credit problems - I agree with the previous post. A written explination could be helpful.
If you do not have credit problems and are worried about the landlord lowering your credit score -- one credit pull will not reduce your score. It's when you have multiple credit inquries in a short amount of time that makes a difference.
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