Posts Tagged ‘Background Check’

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10 Things to Expect When Applying for an Apartment

You’ve finally found the perfect apartment. Great location, the ideal number of rooms, affordable rent, and you can already picture where everything is going to go. Now what? read more

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7 Tips for Successful Apartment Subletting

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Subletting, also known as subleasing, is the process in which you find someone to move into your apartment for a preset period of time and live there in your place. This could be for many reasons read more

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Rent Guarantor/Co-Signer: What It Is and Why You Need One

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If you’ve been trying to rent an apartment and keep getting told you need a lease guarantor or co-signer, you may be confused as to what the landlord wants and why. Luckily, it’s not so complicated to understand, although it might be difficult to find someone who’s willing to fill the position. read more

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Hard Vs. Soft Credit Checks: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re planning on moving into a new apartment or renting for the first time, you’ve probably thought more than once about how a credit check by a prospective landlord would affect your chances of locking down the place you want. 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

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What Does a Tenant Background Check Cover?

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Tenant background checks make up a perfectly normal part of the rental process. Whether you’re signing a long-term lease or just a month-to-month agreement, most landlords will want to know if you’re trustworthy, financially stable, and free of a criminal past before agreeing to take you in. read more

Roommate Background Check: Keeping Yourself Safe

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For some who share apartment spaces in informal or even more formal group releases, a background check can help out in those times when a new roommate appears somewhat threatening or potentially dangerous. It’s not always easy to screen individuals who show up to rent in a shared space, and a quick check of various […] 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

Does a Criminal Record Prevent You from Leasing an Apartment?

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While the process of leasing an apartment may be tricky to some, those with a criminal record may find it almost impossible. A criminal record may prevent the leasing of an apartment. However, there may be some steps to take to turn the impossible into something manageable. Be Upfront About The Past A landlord might […] read more