By Tim Kowols
Landlords are using different tools to protect themselves from prospective tenants wishing to rent at their properties. Credit reports and criminal histories are among the pieces of information landlords are using to learn more about the people they will be housing. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors advises renters to keep an eye on those reports for any surprises that may pop up before signing day.
Pustaver says if you have an error on your credit report and it might have an effect on your ability to buy or lease, there are letters you can send credit bureaus requiring them to investigate and get the mistakes resolved. Landlords can contact the Federal Trade Commission for documentation to help them get the information they need. You can listen to the entire Money Management Monday online with this story.