I a trying to find an apartment where they don't take your credit score against you but other great landlord references help

Asked by Tiffanyalger1987, Franklin, MA Mon Feb 18, 2013

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Yvonne McNam…, Agent, Norton, MA
Sun Feb 24, 2013
All landlords will consider your credit score. However, it is always best to be upfront and honest. It might take a little extra time, but I would suggest pulling a copy of your credit and writing a letter to help offer an explanation to the potential landlord. Also, sometimes offering an additional months rent helps to indicate you are serious in making a secure move. Unfortunately a current landlord's reference does not mean a lot for the simple fact of they may give you a great reference to help get you out of their apartment. Now if you have paid rent receipts or canceled checks showing you paid on time... that will go a long way!
Good luck! Yvonne McNamara ur@homewithyvonne.com
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Tiffanyalger…, Renter, Franklin, MA
Sat Jun 8, 2013
Thnk u eric, and it turns out you were correct, cuz in april Ifound one on craigslist and am still currently living in it, thank for your help :)
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Tammy Todaro…, Agent, Franklin, MA
Thu May 16, 2013
I would try craigslist and deal with an owner directly. Most agents will require an application with a credit report. But if you deal directly with an owner most of the time they don't have the means to pulling a report and you'll have a much better chance.
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Heath Coker, Agent, Falmouth, MA
Mon Feb 18, 2013
Hi Tiffany,

You might try offering to provide a copy of your credit report with explainations, rather than asking for it not to be considered.

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