In todayâ€™s market, credit, payment history and evictions are looked at with a microscope. Especially when it comes the landlords are professionals or property managers. That being said often times the landlords will be willing to look past certain financial issues in the tenants past if the tenant can show adequate income in the present moving on to the future. In addition, certain incentives may help the tenant's application acceptance. For instance, if the tenant is willing to pay multiple months upfront or if the tenant is willing to add a service to the landlord (such as raking leaves, watering the lawn, shoveling snow, etc...). In a situation such as yours, itâ€™s always a great idea to give a sense of added value to landlord with your occupancy. I hope this helps you.