How do I get landlords to listen to the reasons behind the credit issue I have and they just not look at it on paper?

Asked by Hughxwilliams, 07002 Wed Jun 26, 2013

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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Wed Jun 26, 2013
Kay made some very valid points you must consider.
In additon to those, there is the aspect of who on the other side you are chatting with.
IF the property is under a property management agreement, it is unlikely your appeal will ever be seen by the onwer.
You should be seeking a rental situation where you are able to chat directly with the owner.
As Kay stated, "own the situation."
Explain what caused the default, and what has changed in your situation that ASSURES it will not repeat.
If the landlord happens to uncover a fragment of discrediting information YOU DID NOT REVEAL, you wll be DOA.
Remember, every other renter is facing the same issue.They ALL promise it won't happen again. The landlord becomes numb, after a season, of all the songs and dances.
What willl make your story and you, BELIEVABLE?
1. Documentation
2. Recent performance
3. Stability
4. Good employment.
5. Collateral
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A. Kay McMah…, Agent, Wyandotte, MI
Wed Jun 26, 2013
Sometimes an explanation letter will help. For instance, if there was an event (such as a loss in job or medical issues) that took place that caused a financial hardship during a particular period of time. Just understand they will want to know what you have done since that period of time to get back on track. Most landlords just want to have re-assurance that bad credit and late pays are not a way of life for you.
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Lizell Real…, , Collegeville, PA
Wed Jun 26, 2013
It can be very all depends upon the individual landlord. Finding an understanding Real Estate Agent that will fight for you can really help!
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Linkargol, Home Buyer, Phoenixville, PA
Thu Mar 3, 2016
can a landlord legaly discredit you to another landlard to keep you from being rented to?
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Alan May, Agent, Evanston, IL
Wed Jun 26, 2013
Landlords don't typically care what the reasons are. You had reasons, and you opted not to pay your bills, and your credit scores were damaged. What's to keep that from happening to them, if you have more "reasons".
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