Lessons Learned About Finances

Bankruptcy and Home Rentals: A Guide

In any financial situation one area that has been under intense scrutiny is the credit scores where they are analyzed even when one is seeking loan approval. During employment evaluation our credit scores are also analyzed and also when a business partner is determining whether one is fit to partner them in different business. It is everyone’s wish that they maintain a healthy credit score and also have a fine financial reputation as it affects many aspects of our life. With a bid to eliminate risky tenants when leasing a home or an apartment, landlords are also keen on the individual’s financial reputation by reviewing their credit scores. When one is having a poor credit score it does not mean they are completely locked out of renting a house but the following ideas are useful when one is out to seek a house to rent.

When seeking a house or an apartment during a period when they have poor credit score they can enlist a friend or a family member. Enlisting a family member or a friend who has a stronger a credit score they can help you increase the chances of one securing a house that requires a comprehensive credit check done by the landlord. When a friend or family member are enlisted, and they cosign the lease agreement they accept liability where they are to pay any unpaid rent or damages on behalf of one.

One needs to build trust with a landlord when they are seeking for a house to rent and this is achieved when one outlines their credit scores to the landlord for them to analyze along with an explanation. Whether you are meeting the landlord in person or you are applying through a rental application, it is advisable that you mention your financial status and in doing so one needs to be honest. Not everyone finds themselves in a bankrupt situation or having poor credit scores due to factors they had control over. One is better placed if they inform the landlord of their financial situation rather than letting them find it on their own.

One may also promise to pay up front where one may promise to pay their rent one month in advance. Another option is where one offers a bigger security deposit even when they have poor credit scores. Another option will involve sharing the house with an individual with better credit scores. The other tenant signs the lease agreement but allows one to have some rooms.

When applying one should also ensure their application stands out where they can offer to pay bigger security deposit, sign a longer contract or promise to move in ahead of schedule.