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There are not many apartments that will work with multiple issues, but please read below and see if you are a good candidate.
- Bad Credit with 1 other issue
- 2 Broken Leases or Property Debts
- 2 Evictions over 2 years old
- 1 Broken Lease and 1 Eviction over 2 years old
- 3+ Year Old Non-Violent Misdemeanor with 1 other issue
- 5+ Year Old Non-Violent Felony with 1 other issue
- Closed Bankruptcy with 1 other issue
- Closed Foreclosure with 1 other issue
There are some apartments that accept multiple issues. However, there are some in the more populated cities such as Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth. We can provide a list of those apartments that meet your criteria.
If you do not meet the criteria for a good candidate then unfortunately we do not have any properties that will work with your situation. We would love to be able to help you, but we have been turned down at thousands of properties. It brings us great enjoyment to be able to help others in a difficult situation, but the apartments have their limitations and we are not able to persuade them otherwise.
What options do I have if apartments will not work with me?
The private rental sector is going to be a better avenue to take. Duplexes, houses for rent, etc., do not normally conduct background checks. They simply want to make sure you are qualified to afford the unit. Good resources include:
How much will my deposit be?
A deposit for an applicant that comes back with multiple rental history or property related issues can be very high, upwards of two times the rent. However, not every property is the same, and they can charge you more or less depending on the circumstances.
What if I was declined because of a utility bill, or tax collection?
Either of those are automatic denial at a large percentage of properties in the market including many second chance properties. They will, in most cases, require the bill or lien to be paid in full before they can approve you.
- Get a free credit report if you don't have one at Quizzle.com. They do not require a credit card, and the more information you have the better equipped you will be for finding an apartment that will approve you.
- If you have multiple property debts, you may need to pay one or two of them off in order to reduce the number of issues.
- Make attempts to settle any issues you can before visiting the apartment community.
- Know your credit score, and account history. When visiting the properties you can ask for their criteria up-front, and often times they can tell you whether or not you have a good chance to be approved.