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July 21st, 2015 by MichiganLiving 5 Useful Tips That Can Help You Qualify For A Rental House

Nowadays, the competition in terms of successfully renting the best house available is tough and fierce. Home owners and landlords are now carefully screening people who are trying to rent out their beloved space.

As a tenant, you must show or convince the landlord that you are a good renter. Always remember, they will only allow the best people to stay at their property and neighborhood. So you must really separate yourself from the others. In other words, make yourself stand out as possibly one of their best tenants ever.

To help you instantly qualify for the best rental houses around, here are few tips that you must remember.

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Keep And Maintain A Good Record

Nothing beats having a good track record as a renter. First and foremost, the only reason why house owners or landlords put their houses for lease is money or income. This is definitely the first thing they will look up at your profile.

Always pay your current landlord on time. Missing a payment or having multiple delayed payments won’t look good on your paper as a tenant. If you failed to pay your current place on time, landlords will think that there’s a huge chance that the same thing will happen at your new one.

Make Rental History Verifiable

A verifiable rental history works wonders all the time. If you can, you should contact your previous landlords and ask them if you can put their name and contact details as reference.  A good, verifiable track record will surely get the attention of the landlord.

Good Work History

Having a stable work or job helps a lot in terms of qualifying as a tenant. It shows that you have the way or means to pay the monthly rental fee. Having a good work history for a couple of years is also a great way to show that you can pay consistently.

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Good Credit History

If you have a bad credit, landlords will think twice in terms of leasing you their property. But if you have a high score and good credit history, landlords will be more than happy to welcome you in.

Always Be Ready To Pay The Application Fee

Good houses for rent are getting rented really quickly. Once a landlord put up their house on lease, there will be literally hundreds of potential tenants all set and ready to view it. So once you visited a good house for rent and you know it’s what you wanted to get, always be ready to pay the application fee. This can keep you ahead of the rental process and at the same time, it can show your landlord how much you love and wanted to live at their property.

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31 responses to “5 Useful Tips That Can Help You Qualify For A Rental House”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I think these are all awesome tips for people looking to rent. Very helpful information.

  2. Jaime Nicole says:

    These are great tips. I hadn’t rented for years, so I was surprised when my future landlord wanted to run my credit history! Good credit is so important!

  3. These are all great tips! Knowing your credit history is very important so you are not blind sided! 🙂

  4. I try to keep up with credit and correct any discrepancy …very important to double check your credit great tips.

  5. Raquel says:

    Very useful tips you have there. I’ll keep this in mind so I can advise one of my friends should they want to rent.

  6. Lauren Weber says:

    Great tips for those looking to rent!

  7. Rachel says:

    These are great tips. I assumed that many people rent because they can’t get a mortgage due to their credit history. It makes it difficult if they can’t rent either. Credit history is so important.

  8. Thank you for this post. It would be very helpful for renters out there to read. It is not enough that you have a lot of “show money.” It is the past records that are more important.

  9. Jenn says:

    Great tips for those looking to rent. I’ll have to pass these on to my daughter.

  10. Someone stole my SSN and opened a Verizon phone account in my name so had to clear that up and check my credit history. Fortunately nothing else showed up on my reports so I put a fraud alert on my information but we’re good to go for renting or buying if we need to. So important to have a handle on how your credit is before you try to use it rather than finding out about problems in the application process. good tips!

  11. Nikki says:

    These are great tips, especially since I may be moving in the future and will need to rent again. I hope to buy my own house someday so I don’t have to worry about it though. Someday…

  12. Liz Mays says:

    This is good advice. Making on time payments was always a priority for us. I think it helped a lot.

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    These are great tips. We used to rent before and paying the rent on time was always our priority.

  14. We bought our first house right out of college, before renting but now that we’re military we were faced with renting and it was daunting. Thanks for the tips!

  15. Beth says:

    Good tips! I had no idea the process for renting a home.

  16. Jolleen Ruiz says:

    Good tips! My husband and I have been renting for a few years now and all of these steps are definitely important!

  17. Kristi says:

    Great tips! As both a renter and a landlord, I agree with all of these.

  18. Amber K says:

    Great tips! I actually prefer renting to owning; I like to move too much to be tied down!

  19. Heather says:

    As a home owner if we ever chose a different home and rented out our place, I would be looking for all of the above in a renter, after all it would be my property and I would want to make sure it is treated well and that I will have a return on the investment I made as a home owner. As renters before, we also made sure to fix our own minor issues without calling our landlord. Often if you call them to fix the garbage disposal when you should call someone else, they’ll hike your rent up just for the trouble. That happened to us at our townhouse after our garage door broke. We learned to fix a lot of things ourselves.

  20. jessica says:

    so many people need this thanks for sharing your expertise

  21. Shann says:

    Great tips for renters.

  22. Debbie Denny says:

    Good advice for those seeking to rent. Great info

  23. A positive history all around is what you need, it makes people feel more comfortable!

  24. Carolyn K says:

    Great tips for those looking to rent, thanks for sharing this.

  25. These are great tips for those who are looking to rent a house. Having a good credit score is important.

  26. Those are great tips. Keeping them in case I need them in the next year.

  27. Jonathan Key says:

    All these are important. Great information! I think making rental history verifiable and having a consistent work history are the ones that stood out to me.

  28. These are very helpful tips. Fortunately we do not rent a house but own it.

  29. These are great tips. Having a good credit history does really help for renting.

  30. These are really great tips. Back before we bought our house we really wanted to rent a house instead of an apartment, but renting a house is a really tough, competitive market!

  31. sacha says:

    These are great tips will keep in mind when renting

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