need an apt for rent where bed credit isnt held against you... does it exist?

Asked by Jessica Hale, Sarasota, FL Fri Apr 20, 2012

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Diane Glander, Agent, Spring Lake, NJ
Sat Apr 21, 2012
Look for For Rent By Owners. Most owners will not check your credit and will base their decision on whether or not they like you.
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Jim Soda, Agent, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Fri Apr 20, 2012
Many Renters have credit blemishes, since many are coming out of a Short Sale or Foreclosure. Condo Associations must also approve Renters, not just Owner-Landlord. Condo Associations can be difficult. Our group does a credit check and background check and sometimes the Owner-Landlord interview. Home Rentals are getting picked over very fast. If you have a good history of paying your bills, you probably stand a good chance getting a Rental, once you make the application and be very honest and up-front.
Jim Soda ..
Keller Williams Realty Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch
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Pat Mickle, Agent, Roseville, CA
Fri Apr 20, 2012
Yes, many apartment managers realize in today's economy that many probable tenants may not have stellar credit. I suggest that you meet in person with the apartment complex manager and explain your financial situation. You may have to speak with a few apartment managers. Just keep going until you find one that understands your situation and will work with you.
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michael beni…, Agent, bradenton, FL
Fri Apr 20, 2012
A lot of times they will let you have some slack depending on why your credit is bad. It is not the best situation to be in good luck.
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Irina Karan, Agent, Aventura, FL
Fri Apr 20, 2012
It's easier to rent a house than a condo with bad credit.
In a house, it's only up to the landlord/house owner, in a condo - it's also up to the condo association rules, although most are mainly concerned with the criminal background check.

Talk to an experienced rental agent in your area to see what properties you like, and then your agent will need to call other agents and disclose the situation upfront (the best way is upfront).

Best of luck to you,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
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