9 Lessons Learned: Credit
There are moments when you might be looking to rent an apartment in which you can live, but you have a bad credit history which might lead to the landlord being reluctant to give you access to his or her premises for fear that you might not pay the required expenses, making them run at a loss. They are usually justified in this because they are always careful not to do anything that might hurt their business and get them into debt as well due to unpaid house rents while they also need to settle their bills from the money. Another reason that might make it difficult for you to get an apartment for rent is when you have previously filed for bankruptcy, and the landlord finds out because this will show them that you are not in a very strong financial position to pay for expensive things such apartment rent.
There are many things that you might consider doing to convince a landlord that you will be paying them for renting you their house and it will make them more confident to allow you access. The first thing that you can do is to get a close friend who is in a better financial position to co-sign the lease with you before being given the apartment because the landlord is assured that in the event that you fail to pay the required rent then they can demand that the co-signer handles the expenses on your behalf, and therefore they are sure of not going into a loss.
The second thing to do is that at the time that you are talking to the landlord, you should be straight about your credit situation and how you are working to make it better so that they do not have to investigate and find out on their own. The good thing about not hiding the fact that you are currently not in a good financial position to the apartment owner makes him look at you as an honest person, and they can, therefore, be interested in renting you the house if your plan to get money in time and pay rent looks credible to them.
The third method of getting to rent an apartment even if you have a bad credit or have filed for bankruptcy before is by looking for another individual who has a better credit and rent the apartment with him When you are in such a situation where your credit is bad, but your partner’s credit is good, the landlord will look at that of your partner, and he can be assured that he will be paying rent.