Some leasing agents will refuse to rent apartments to anyone who is in an active bankruptcy. Others will refuse to rent an apartment to anyone whose credit report shows an eviction. One way for a bankruptcy debtor to navigate this issue is by finding an apartment where these policies are not in place.. Another way is for the debtor to negotiate with the leasing agency by offering a higher security deposit. Finally, the debtor can explain that his/her financial circumstances have changed in a way that will allow him/her to make the monthly rent payment. The bottom line is that the debtor needs to convince the apartment management that he/she will be a tenant who consistently makes the rent payment.
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Angela (Angi) M. Haen joined Boleman Law Firm in 2012 as an attorney. Prior to practicing law at Boleman, she practiced criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, debtor/creditor rights and estate planning.
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