Get the Landlord’s Rental Criteria in Writing
How much income do they require?
- What credit scores will they accept?
- What are their rental history requirements?
- What past criminal activity do they decline?
Note: DO NOT PAY AN APPLICATION FEE IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE LANDLORD’S CRITERIA
Fill out a move in/move out form and make detailed notes about the unit’s condition. Is the carpet worn in spots? Write it down. Is there a scratch on the wall? Write it down. Both you and your landlord should sign this document and both get a copy. That way you aren’t blamed for wear and tear or damages you didn’t create.