Dealing With a Rental Management Company

Posted on: 12 July 2017

When you set out to find a rental, you may not be the best-looking candidate for the house you want to rent on paper. However, you should understand that even rental management companies have some room to work at their own discretion. The home owners who count on them to rent out their houses and manage them count on the rental company to decide which candidates are the best choices. Therefore, there are other factors that can come into play and other things that you can do to present your situation in a way that can help you get the rental you want when your application isn't the best.

Working around bad credit

You may have some derogatory things on your credit report that you worry are going to work against you. If this is the case, be upfront with the rental manager, before they even run your credit. Let them know that you would like a chance to explain the negative marks. By being upfront and letting them know there are extenuating circumstances for your credit, you will be showing a willingness to prove yourself, and they may appreciate and respect that. A lot of people have had credit problems arise due to the recent economy. As long as you can prove your situation has since straightened out, this may not be as big of a deal as you may think.

Working around a bad reference

If you have one bad reference with regards to either your employment or previous residences, you may be able to explain your way out of it. If all of your other references check out, then one bad one may be explained since things can happen and not all employers or managers are always respectable people. What you really want to do is gather as many positive references as possible to make up for the bad one. After getting positive ones from past jobs and rentals, turn to anyone else, such as college professors, anyone you have volunteered for, church pastors, etc.

Working around pets

If you have pets that are like family to you and you simply can't imagine letting them go to another home, you may have a few options. You can offer to pay a larger deposit; you can sign a lease that specifies that you will maintain rental insurance the entire time you reside in the rental and you can even show proof that your dog(s) have been through obedience training. Offer to allow the manager to do a meet and greet with your pets so they can see that they are well-behaved and calm-mannered.

For more information, contact a business such as Meadowdale Apartments.