How to pass a background check

like a pro

What shows on a background check?

If you ever received a ticket, been filed for eviction, have dealt with the criminal courts, or any incident involving the government, this will be on your background.  

To learn more about application evaluation click the link.

So what to do with the things on my background?

The best choice you have to increase your approval chance is to bring in any paperwork that supports your current status. Remember landlords evaluate risks. They want to make sure tenants will take care of the property and will honor the lease agreement. So, any document that shows positive business behavior and practices can help to lower your risk assessment and ultimately help you to increase your chances of approval.

Also, try first to apply for second-chance properties, build your rental history and show a reliable source of income. you can learn how apply the right way here.


The most important thing to consider is that even if you have a criminal past, be honest about it. If you try to hide information there is a higher likelihood of denial.

To learn more:

How to be approved for and apartment

How to find the right apartment

Application Evaluation

Poor credit and application approval

First time renter

Have questions? just check out our Housing application FAQ page

Disclaimer: This is being provided as a general service for the public and not specifically relevant to the properties associated with this website. This is only for common knowledge and does not assume any responsibility.

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