Ways To Rent With Bad Credit
Sometimes you might get in a situation where you are in need of renting a place to be staying but the landlord at the place can review your credit history and become reluctant to allow you access into the apartment because your loan repayment history is not convincing enough to assure them that you can be able to pay all the rent they need from you. They are usually justified in this because they are always careful not to do anything that might hurt their business and get them into debt as well due to unpaid house rents while they also need to settle their bills from the money. Another thing that will also make it hard to rent an apartment is when you have previously filed a petition for bankruptcy because it shows that you have debts and therefore you might not be able to get rent to pay for the apartment as early as is required.
There are many things that you might consider doing to convince a landlord that you will be paying them for renting you their house and it will make them more confident to allow you access. The initial step to take is to find one of your trusted friends who has a good credit to his name to act as a co-signer to the property such that when the house owner feels that you are late in paying your house rent then they can go and ask the co-signer to pay for you according to the agreement in the contract.
The second thing to do is that at the time that you are talking to the landlord, you should be straight about your credit situation and how you are working to make it better so that they do not have to investigate and find out on their own. The good thing about not hiding the fact that you are currently not in a good financial position to the apartment owner makes him look at you as an honest person, and they can, therefore, be interested in renting you the house if your plan to get money in time and pay rent looks credible to them.
The third thing that you can do is to find another person who has a better credit record than you and has not filed for bankruptcy so that you can rent the house together and help each other in rent payment at the end of the month. The fact that your partner has a good credit history will make the landlord to overlook your bad credit because he knows that in case you do not pay rent then the partner will pay to maintain his positive credit.