Before you begin your search to lease a property (home, apartment, duplex, townhome, or condominium) keep in mind the qualifying process. There is not a fixed standard guideline that all landlords and rental companies use to determine qualification. Some will require that proof of identification be submitted with a rental application, such as a government photo identification (driver license) and allow it to be photocopied. Some of the other common factors used for qualifying are:
- Rental History – Landlord will be checking past and current rental history for late payment, non-payment, evictions, drug use, poor housekeeping, unruly/destructive or violent behavior by applicant or applicant’s guests.
- Credit -- Know your credit rating. Your