If you go through a Realtor,... We work in unison with the property management companies.
Every company that I know of always runs a credit report as well as a Criminal background check and rental history.
Please keep in mind that the PM Companies are being hired to protect the interest of the homeowner.
I would suggest to you that you look into the classifieds, Craigslist or perhaps and apartment complex that has less stringent guidelines. If you can deal direct with the landlord you may have a better chance of explaining things. Also, you may be able to get into a property by putting down more of a security deposit.
If you sign a 1 year lease,... this will give you some time to perhaps rebuild your credit and then upgrade.
I hope this helps....
Good Luck To You..
Hank Lauzon III
Signature Real Estate Group
9525 Hillwood Drive #120
Las Vegas, NV 89134
License # S.0169957
Web : http://www.HanksLVRealestate.com
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