People also ask

  • How do you rent a house with bad credit?

  • Bring recent pay stubs, your tax returns, and a letter from your current employer verifying your employment status when you go to apply to rent a house. Most landlords will consider an income equal to 30-40 times the monthly rent to be high enough to rent to someone with bad credit.

  • What to do if you get evicted from an apartment?

  • Get square with your old landlord. When you get evicted from an apartment, the eviction appears on your credit report or in a background check. Before you try to rent another apartment, do your best to make things right with the old landlord, and ask whether he or she would consider having the eviction removed from your credit report.

  • Can a landlord remove an eviction from your credit history?

  • If you feel that the eviction is unfair, you could seek assistance from a lawyer to learn if you can take any legal action, including going to court, to settle any disputes. But, the landlord might be willing to remove the eviction from your credit history if you settle disputes and pay for outstanding claims.

  • How can I improve my credit score before renting an apartment?

  • Work on restoring your credit. While you may not be able to drastically improve your credit score before you need to rent an apartment, it’s very important to begin making a good faith effort right away. You’ll need to be able to show potential landlords that the eviction on your credit report is not an indication of what type of tenant you’ll be.