Tips for Renters
1. Make a good impression.
Be on time for your showing and if you can’t make it, have the courtesy to call and cancel in advance. Sometimes landlords and showers travel a distance to meet you and you leave a bad impression when you no-show!
What do Landlords look for on Credit?
1.What do landlords look for on credit? Renters think a bankruptcy can hurt their renting ability…not always true! Landlords realize with a bankruptcy you have eliminated other debts and it leaves you able to pay them! Evictions or judgments from other landlords are a bigger concern. Also, criminal or recent illegal activities are the biggest red flag!
2.Ask landlords if there are minimum income requirements for the unit you are interested in.
3.Explain any previous judgments or collections to your prospective landlords.
4.Keep your utility account current. Utilities won’t turn your power on if you have delinquent bills with them.
5.Landlords will call previous landlords to confirm rental history.