What should you bring to an apartment viewing?

July 30, 2020

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  1. Finding the right apartment can be easy or hard depending on the availability in your area. If apartments are rarely available in your area, you should highly consider bringing some of the following to your apartment viewing: 

    • Your application form/documents
    • Letters of recommendation: a letter of recommendation from your past landlords could go a long way in your apartment application. 
    • Your rental history: your rental history is one of the documents that could prove your reputation to the landlord.
    • A cover letter: although not a crucial requirement it could distinguish your application.
    • Your resume: since your resume generally shows your job history to the landlord, it serves as proof of your financial stability.
    • Your credit report – proving your financial stability. 
    • Your bank statement or pay stub: this could help you prove that you can pay the rent
    • A means of identification, i.e., driver’s license or passport 
    • Your social security number: the property managers would use your social security number to run a background check on you.

    *In addition to the materials listed above, you should consider going with a friend or a family member. They might help you notice important things that you would need to know before renting the apartment.

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