What Your New Landlord Requires

You’ve spent days, weeks, even months searching, weighing your options, and deciding on the property you will rent; you will want to get settled into your new home as soon as possible. Luckily, many buildings offer Virtual Leasing Offices on their websites which allow you to start the application process 24 hours a day.

Man choosing between online rental home websites

Before applying for a rental you may want to check out your credit record with a report from a consumer reporting agency (credit bureau), and clear up any problems or mistakes on your record. Identity thieves can wreak havoc on your credit without your knowledge and correcting the damage will need to be started right away. Your credit score is intrinsically linked to your approval as a tenant of any building. It is more than likely the deciding factor for a landlord. Most apartment communities use standard leases and will require a security deposit ranging from a few hundred dollars to the amount of one month of rent, but no more than the amount of three months’ rent is permitted under Nevada law. Standard leases cover six or 12 months, though some communities now offer seven and 13-month terms. Information and documents to have accessible during the application process include: state or federal ID or driver’s license; current and former addresses; current and past employment with dates; credit references; copy of credit report (if available); and bank information.