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Old 02-28-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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To be blunt, I have horrid credit.

For backstory, read on.. for my question - skip to bottom.

I made plenty of financial mistakes at the ripe age of 18, and I am still (obviously) paying for them. .. I don't need the lecture, just the advice.


Last Spring when I moved to the city I waisted alot of money applying for residency in different complexes around the Lincoln Park/Lakeview area. Most would tell me there was nothing they could do, and the remaining asked if I had a co-signer. I don't, and didn't.


Finally I found a building manager that openly admited that he did not check credit. The building is in an optimal location, the unit is a great size, and my favorite...all utilites are included.


So, I have this great unit.. but now the building was bought up by BJB about a week ago. I don't think they're allowing anyone to re-sign leases because they went around and reurned everyones security deposits already... My lease ends May 27th.

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So, does anyone know of any building managers that don't check credit in a nice locations? I am looking to stay in this area, but will also consider in and around Wicker.

I'm looking to spend aroudn 650/month for a studio this time around.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

-Jay
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Just because they returned your security deposit doesnt mean that they won't necessarily re-up leases -- we've seen this come up a couple of times recently on this forum. Some of the bigger companies are no longer taking security deposits because they're more trouble than they're worth.

That's the only thing useful I have to contribute -- best of luck!
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: USA
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Smaller landlords. Though not a lot of 4-flat walk-ups have studios.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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I spoke to the new management today.

They told me I can move out whenever I like. Anyone that is not on a lease has to be out by the end of March, and anyone on lease is alowed to stay until the end of their lease.

They are gutting the entire building.

So, now I am looking for now.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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^That sucks. Best of luck! I afree about going throw small landlords -- have you used Padmapper.com before? I highly recommend it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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As a small landlord myself, I only balance out bad credit with a larger security deposit.

Also, I don't care what your credit score is, as long as you've been paying your bills on time for the past couple years your credit is fine in my eyes. What your old landlord says about you is pretty big too.
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