Renting an Apartment
It's not unusual for landlords and rental management companies to check your credit prior to signing you on as a new tenant.
What Are Landlords Looking for on My Credit Report?
The data on your credit report is important in helping the property owner determine whether they can trust you to make your rent payments on time each month.
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What to Expect Based on Your Credit Score
Tips to Consider When Renting
- Be prepared to share. Landlords are required by law to get your permission before checking your credit, saying "no" may delay the process or disqualify you altogether.
- Know your credit. Familiarize yourself with your credit report before you start shopping and be prepared to provide additional explanation.
- Dispute any inaccuracies. Check your credit report for inaccuracies, including accounts and public records, and dispute if needed.