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Check your own credit
Check your own credit before applying for a house or an apartment.
Most landlords will require that you pay a non-refundable screening fee
when applying. It is in your best interests to know what’s on your
report before then. It will also help you determine if you fit the
criteria required by the landlord, before paying the screening fee. If
you already know you won’t meet their criteria, then don’t
waste your money or your time. Checking your own credit will also give
you a chance to clean up any problems or discrepancies on your report
before you actually start applying for places.
Disclaimer: The material on the Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound’s website does not constitute legal advice, but rather information for your general guidance and help. Laws and regulations change and may change faster than our web pages are updated. There may be other facts which would result in a different interpretation and different results. If you need legal advice, consult your attorney.