Poor Credit and Application Approval

What is poor credit?

Your credit may not be good as you might think.

If you have collections, filed bankruptcies, had car repossessions, have unpaid medical bills, unpaid student loans, child support and/or numerous inquiries (specifically from payday loans) that means that your credit may not be good and can give the wrong signal to the landlord regarding the risk assessment of you becoming a tenant. 

First, you should look for second-chance apartments, credit friendly apartments, or apartment complexes where credit is not considered as part of the decision. 

Second, try to create a credit account and show that you are on good terms with them. Ultimately,  this will be beneficial for you because it shows you’re able to make timely payments based on an agreement. 

Third, remember that eventually, landlords are evaluating the risk of unpaid rent. So, your main priority is to show that as a renter you are a low-risk applicant. A great way to demonstrate your reliability and credibility is to bring in your rental history ledger. Hopefully, this will show them that you have a positive rental history. Another option would be to bring in more than the requested number of check stubs and copies of the previous year's tax returns to show a steady flow of income and increase credibility. Having steady income and longevity on a job will help to overcome a bad credit situation especially within second-chance properties.  

To learn more:

How to be approved for and apartment

How to pass a background check

How to find the right apartment

Application Evaluation

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 ApartmentsNearMe.biz does not assume any responsibility.

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