Most Landlords will be looking for a credit score near or above 600. Some might take less some may demand more, however they are also going to be looking at why it is bad. If you have any evictions or have recent troubles on there, you are in for a hard time. The market is pretty crazy at lower price points right now so be ready to compete with a slew of other renters. If you are asking how good your credit score needs to be most likely your application is not going to be the best on a hot new property. You can try going in strong with offering double or triple security deposit to offset your credit. Or I would suggest you look for properties that have sat on the market for sometime, that means they are overpriced usually. If it has sat for a couple of months that could help as they may be willing to take on a bit of a gamble at that point to get some cash flow in. If you can find a agent to help out they may be able to get all your ducks in a row and find out which listings are worth you putting an application on and which ones would be flushing the fee down the toilet. Good luck
Hello Christine, every property management company has their own criteria. There's no set credit score. I would suggest finding a home or apartment you like and finding out their criteria and what score they require. Good luck with your search.
Hi Christine, many renters have less than healthy credit scores because of the condition of the economy over the past few years. If you have a score of at least 680 AND a decent amount of money in the bank, I would rent my listed properties to you ... but every landlord and agent has their own set of standards. Best of Luck to you!
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