It is customary for property management companies to perform credit checks on prospective tenants. Some tenants will be prepared for this while I'm sure others will not. It has become a necessity in the industry to perform credit checks as part of the fiduciary responsibilities property management companies have to their home owners.
Depends on the supply of rental houses at any particular time and area Victory. In my locale of Pennsylvania, rental homes are flying off the shelf. Any rental house in our area rents within 45-60 days unless the condition is poor.