Most owners do not have the means of checking credit. It's one of the many reasons that owners hire property management companies. If you have terrible credit, going through a property manager may be difficult.
Owners often tell us how easy it is for them to rent the property themselves. But quite often the tenant turns out to be bad. My company gets lots of new accounts where the first thing we have to do is evict the current tenant, the one that the owner did not screen properly.
Ron Herdt, GRI, Broker/Owner
CityScape Real Estate, LLC - Metro Brokers
2323 W. 72nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80221