Steps to Take Before You Apply for a New Lease

Another summer has come and gone which means the new school year is about to begin. Many college students are moving into apartments near their campuses to start the school year, but some may experience a denial of approval due to no fault of their own. If you’re about to apply to an apartment complex, here are a few things that you should take care of before you do so.

Before you apply to rent the apartment of your dreams, it would be a very good idea to check your credit report. The purpose of doing this is to review what a landlord would see. Is there anything that is concerning on your credit report of your own doing? If so, before you apply, you should try to take care of it. Next, and probably most importantly, is there anything on your credit report that you don’t recognize? If you notice bills that are in your name but from a different state, that could be a good indicator of an identity theft incident. If that is the case, you need to take care of it before you apply. LibertyID has a 100% success rate in fixing people’s stolen identities.

After you’ve addressed potential issues with your credit report, it’s essential to look at your past. Do you have a criminal history? If you’ve dealt with it already, make sure you get those documents from the courts so that it doesn’t take an extra long time for you to get approved. Also, having those documents in hand will ensure that you won’t have any issues surrounding your criminal past if you address them from the beginning. Not only should you provide documents on your criminal history, should you have a history of housing court actions against you, you should be equipped with those documents when applying for new housing, too.

This is usually a fast-paced time of year, and the simplest thing to do is just apply to that dream apartment, but it might not be the best decision to move so quickly. Take the time to get your ducks in a row so that you aren’t unexpectedly denied to rent your dream apartment.

The bottom line is that there’s really no better time than the present to become a LibertyID member for identity theft restoration protection. LibertyID provides expert, full service, fully managed identity theft restoration to individuals, couples, extended families* and businesses. LibertyID has a 100% success rate in resolving all forms of identity fraud on behalf of our subscribers.

*Extended families – primary individual, their spouse/partner, both sets of parents (including those that have been deceased for up to a year), and all children under the age of 25