How far back is rental history required?

Asked by Portia Ulrich, Portland, TX Tue Mar 8, 2011

How far back do landlords require a possible tenant to provide rental history? What qualifications are currently expected of new renters? I'm hoping to get a list of this information ready to have when I approach a landlord about renting.

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jo, , Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Tue Mar 8, 2011
Each landlord has his/her own rules. There is no "law" governing what a landlord can ask for. If you got a receipt for each month you've rented, then whats there to worry about?
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Tue Mar 8, 2011
There will be no set answer, each landlord is going to look to see what you have and if it makes them feel happy. Most will do a credit check and ask fro references as well as other things they might want to see. Making a good first appearance is priceless.
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