Posts Tagged ‘Rental History’

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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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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

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

I Failed My Renter Background Check, What Now?

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One of the most difficult obstacles an applicant may face if having failed a renter background check. In many cases this may be all it takes for your application (and application fees) to be set aside and rejected. However, it does not mean it is the end of your ability to rent, and it may […] read more

5 Things that Happen During a Tenant Screening

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As you prepare to move to a new location, you will most likely be interviewed in a tenant screening by your new community representative. Although you may feel confident going forward, it is still a good idea to prepare yourself for whatever challenges may lie within your screening. Here are 5 things to consider as […] read more

Required Documents for Renting an Apartment

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The required documentation you’ll need to present when renting an apartment can vary from city to city. It can also depend on whether you’re renting from an individual property owner, or from an apartment complex owned by a corporation or real estate company. Whatever the situation is, you’ll need to show at least some of […] read more

How Your Rental History Affects Your Home Mortgage Application

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If you have decided to take the plunge and purchase your first home, you are probably wondering how your rental history will affect your mortgage application. Your rental history is of vital importance when applying for a home loan. Do Landlords Report to a Credit Bureau? While this may come as a surprise, most landlords and […] read more

Can a Good Landlord/Tenant Relationship Result in Cheaper Rent?

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Landlord and tenant relationships, while not always easy, can work to your advantage. This is particularly true when your landlord rents and manages a small number of apartments. Landlord Types When looking for an apartment, you may encounter more than one type of landlord. Smaller buildings, or apartments in converted houses, may have a landlord […] read more

The Disadvantages of a Rental Insurance Policy

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For those who are buying a home and paying off a mortgage, homeowner’s insurance is mandatory, but a rental insurance policy is something that is optional for tenants and those who are renting condos, apartments, houses or other spaces. Although a lot of financial experts will recommend renters insurance for almost all tenants, in some […] read more