Zillow Advice: Renter Rights - Can a landlord refuse to rent to you based upon your credit score?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Yes.&nbsp; They can.&nbsp;&nbsp;Sometimes&nbsp;increasing&nbsp;the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ <br/>Yes.&nbsp; They can.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>Sometimes&nbsp;increasing&nbsp;the deposit help change a landlord's mind.&nbsp;<br/><br/>good luck<br/><br/><br/>Omar Khamisa Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-12-01T05:09:00Z It is their property, can ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ It is their property, can a car owner refuse to allow someone to drive their car based on credit score? &nbsp; Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-11-29T18:45:00Z Your credit score and ability ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ Your credit score and ability to pay&nbsp;is not a protected class for discrimination&nbsp;so it can be used based on&nbsp;the&nbsp;criteria to lease or mortgage&nbsp;that property. If a person fits the credit criteria they can not be discriminated under one of the protected classes.&nbsp;I hope this was helpful. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-11-29T16:59:00Z Ask yourself, if you were ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ Ask yourself, if you were to pull prior rental history and credit history perhaps showing late pays would you feel comfortable having that person as their tenant? &nbsp;<br/><br/>As a landlord a maximum of 2 months security and last months rent is allowed to be held in escrow at lease signing by the landlord or management company when and if such an agreement is acceptable to both parties to the transaction&nbsp;when that is the only way a landlord can be made comfortable renting their property to one with late pays.<br/><br/>Most property owners require a minimum 6 mos tenant. &nbsp;HOA's typically require a 12 month tenant.<br/><br/>The lease may have an escalation clause and require a tenant to give notice to renew or vacate in writing by giving proper notice prior to their lease expiration.<br/><br/>&nbsp; Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-11-29T15:19:00Z it may be refuse i think ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ it may be refuse i think yes it is <br/>[Website deleted by Zillow moderator.] Fri, 29 Nov 2013 07:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-11-29T07:45:00Z yes it may be refuse thanks[Website ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ yes it may be refuse thanks<br/>[Website deleted by Zillow moderator.] Fri, 29 Nov 2013 07:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-11-29T07:44:00Z Yes a landlord or property ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ Yes a landlord or property manager may discriminate based upon credit worthiness.&nbsp; If you are declined credit or an increased security deposit is required due to credit, the landlord or property manager is required to provide you a letter with information on why and how to obtain a free copy of your credit report. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 05:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-10-05T05:13:00Z Most definitely. If your ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ Most definitely. If your credit scare isn't good there is no reason that the landlord will believe you are a financially sound tenant for his rental property. However, if I were you I would stop renting altogether and try to buy a home as soon as possible. You will not regret it. There are some new homes in&nbsp;Most definitely. If your credit scare isn't good there is no reason that the landlord will believe you are a financially sound tenant for his rental property. However, if I were you I would stop renting altogether and try to buy a home as soon as possible. You will not regret it. There are some [Removed by Zillow Moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy.]&nbsp;that are worth looking into.<br/> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-10-02T18:39:00Z If your previous credit record ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ If your previous credit record suggests that you haven't been able to pay your debts, then of course a landlord will deny you on the basis of a low credit score.<br/><br/>Insurance companies can also deny you coverage (or charge you more) based on a credit score. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-08-30T20:17:00Z Credit, personal income (length ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ Credit, personal income (length on current job) and rental history are all barometers a landlord can use to determine a prospective tenants ability to pay rent on time, not tear his place up, etc. <br/>History sometimes repeats itself so landlords have to know what might lie ahead for them with that tenant. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-a-landlord-refuse-to-rent-to-you-based-upon-your-credit-score/509307/ 2013-08-30T18:52:00Z