Posts Tagged ‘Applications’

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Getting Started: Renting An Apartment With No Credit History

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Life is full of seemingly impossible demands. For instance, getting your first job without any experience — because no one will give you a job just to get experience, right? Renting an apartment with no credit history can be equally frustrating read more

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My Lease Application Was Denied: What Now?

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It could be that you’ve been renting for a few years now, or perhaps even a few decades. Whatever the case may be, it definitely isn’t your first rodeo. So when it comes to applying for a new apartment, you’re feeling pretty confident. read more

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Breaking Down the Rental Application Process

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Renting your first apartment is one of the biggest milestones of your adult life. Whether you’re coming straight from your parents’ house or transitioning from the dorms, this is certainly a big step towards becoming independent and learning how to make it on your own. But before any of that happens, you’ll have to fill […] read more

How a Previous Bankruptcy Affects Your Rental Application

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Bankruptcy should not necessarily prevent you from renting an apartment as there are several considerations a landlord must make with respect to denying or accepting your rental application. Reporting a Bankruptcy – The Effect It Has on Your Credit Score Because a bankruptcy must be reported to the major credit reporting bureaus, it will remain on […] read more

A Guide to Choosing a Reference for Your Rental Application

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Your rental application is your key to getting accepted at the apartment complex of your dreams. It needs to stand out above all the other applications in situations where there is one apartment at a great rate that many potential tenants are seeking. One important aspect of your rental application that can make it or […] read more

The Consequences of Providing False Information on Your Rental Application

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Renting an apartment may be tricky if you have had trouble in the past. By providing false information on your rental application will only ensure more trouble. Before the Lease Is Signed If you lie on an application, more than likely the truth will be found out before the lease is signed. Landlords give the […] read more

6 Tips for Renting an Apartment without Verifiable Income

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In the old days, renting apartment spaces was largely an issue of having the monthly rent to send to the landlord. These days, issues around a rental agreement will be much more likely to revolve around how the tenant can “qualify” for a rental space. Today’s landlords want to protect their rental income. Part of […] read more

I Can’t Find a Lease Guarantor – What Now?

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Not being able to find a lease guarantor is a big problem for some tenants who want to stay in high-rent areas but don’t have the required income. Strict income requirements are a reality, particularly in the pricier areas of big cities. Unemployed or underemployed tenants often feel the squeeze of a rental agreement that […] read more

How a Previous Eviction Can Affect Your Current Apartment Lease Application

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Renting an apartment in today’s world almost always includes a lease application. Background checks, credit checks and a person’s demeanor are almost always used when choosing a renter; and having a previous eviction on your record is usually a huge red flag. Most landlords will not grant a second chance to you. They are usually looking for […] read more