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How To Rent With Bad 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.

You can make the landlord accept your request to rent their apartment by providing some cover for them that will make them feel more confident in your ability and willingness to pay rent despite your bad financial situation. The initial step to take is to find one of your trusted friends who has a good credit to his name to act as a co-signer to the property such that when the house owner feels that you are late in paying your house rent then they can go and ask the co-signer to pay for you according to the agreement in the contract.

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. When you are straightforward with your landlord about how your credit is in bad condition, he is in a good position to trust that you can also be honest about your plan to pay rent in full but in good time and therefore it increases that chances of being rented the apartment.

The third thing that you can do is to find another person who has a better credit record than you and has not filed for bankruptcy so that you can rent the house together and help each other in rent payment at the end of the month. The fact that your partner has a good credit history will make the landlord to overlook your bad credit because he knows that in case you do not pay rent then the partner will pay to maintain his positive credit.

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