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Old 04-01-2011, 08:56 AM
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I am looking to move into an apartment by June of this year. I have lived with roomates for the past couple of years and it has never worked out.. I am talking half the time they never pay their half and I am stuck paying just to have a roof over my head, items stolen, food eaten, etc. I really need a place of my own but I am finding it difficult to find a place that will accept bad credit and an eviction. I found a couple places that would, like Vivion Oaks, but they require two months rent plus deposit which I cannot afford at this time so I would like to see if I have other options. If anyone knows, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:12 AM
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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I would think a mom-and-pop landlord is probably more willing to work with you, so check out Craiglist instead of focusing on the big complexes with hardcore rules.

Also be prepared to offer good landlord references (if you have any) as well as a larger security deposit.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:32 AM
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I have been looking at Craiglist, for even owners renting out properties, and I either have to rent-to-own a home to be accepted or I get turned down for apartments. And how can I tell which ones are the mom-and-pop properties?

For the past two years, I have roomed with a gentleman in a house but I wasen't on the lease so I am unsure if that is considered a reference? And my current living situation, the previous roomate bailed out on her lease and I moved in. I alerted the landlord and even filled out paperwork, but they couldn't put me on the lease until they contacted her to break it. I don't mind paying a larger deposit, but theirs only so much I can afford.

But like I say, if anyone knows anyone in particular that I could look into, would be a great help.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:36 AM
Location: Washington, DC area
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I took a tenant in my KC home that had a prior eviction. I asked for 4 months advance rent and four months deposit and got it. Otherwise, no way. Too much of a risk.

He is a dream tenant and I hope he never leaves (till I'm ready to sell). So it has worked out well.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:51 AM
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I understand that it is a risk, and its hard to try and start over after an eviction, especially since most offers I do get I have to give 2-4grand up front. I only make at most 1,400 a month and it all goes to my current rent and other bills, so saving for that is impossible for me. I am even selling items to try and at least get first months rent, but at most that would be 600-800. I would hate to do the roomate route again, considering that is the reason I got an eviction in the first place, I just don't want to rely on that anymore if possible. I spend more money covering roomates who have the lease in their name, just to have a roof over my head. I would save so much more on my own.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:16 AM
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I would think that in the current climate where lots of people hit bad spots, places would be more forgiving. You are probably better off looking at an individual renting than a complex or management company.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:51 PM
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I have a eviction and I have section 8 will someone rent to me
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:26 PM
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i am looking for a 1 OR 2 BEDROOM apartment to rent in spokane washington for my section 8 and i have an evection nd my background has 2 things pending right now so how do i rent a apartment knowing that landlords look for thoughs kinda things???
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