One tip for renters with bad credit is to find a cosigner or a guarantor, which can help provide reassurance that payment will be made to the landlord, notes Forbes magazine. Being honest about any problems with credit history and demonstrating an effort to fix them will look favorable as well.
Bringing recommendations from a previous or current landlord and paying in advance can help those with bad credit when renting. Paying a larger security deposit or paying more rent because of risk fees from bad credit are other options for those with bad credit. Finding an independent owner of a private house or apartment to rent from may be more flexible with bad credit renters than finding one owned by a management company.