I use a local service that specializes in rentals, for credit apps, which I recommend to my clients. If you have an agent that you worked with to buy your property, as them what they39;d recommend.
As far as bad credit: In a tougher rental market, you may find you need to ease your standards a bit. That's not to say you should put yourself in an at-risk situation. First of all, I don't it when rental applicants lie. If they say they have excellent credit, then I find 2 years of unpaid child support payments on their record, that's not going to work. Also I've found elaborate stories might be indication of a problem - everyone has a story for everything, and if it sounds fishy, there may be a reason. If someone has otherwise good credit but has something like a unpaid medical bill with a reasonable explanation, that's the kind of thing I might let pass.
However, if someone had less-than-perfect credit, I might ask for a higher security deposit. Perhaps 2 months or a month and a half.
Keller Williams Realty