Phoenix Arizona is one of the cities that has some of the richest history in the United States. It was home to some of the earliest settling communities and also was home to one of the oldest Indian tribes in the entire North America. Today, the city is a sprawling metropolis that boasts the 6th largest US city population. It is headquarters to numerous important firms and is also an academic and cultural center. Phoenix is therefore a great place to live not to mention the hospitable climate. There are numerous apartments here that offer great amenities that are geared towards any housing needs. Many of these apartments also require good credit, a reasonable rental history and also agreeable criminal history.
As we have mentioned, many apartments in the Phoenix area will require an applicant to have acceptable credit, rental record and also demonstrate the absence of recent felonies. Some felonies can cause an automatic denial. But are there places in Phoenix where one can rent an apartment despite a troubled background, poor credit and even a broken lease? The answer is yes, but one has to know the actual location. Below are a few places within Phoenix where one can rent if they have a tainted credit score, a not-so-perfect lease record and even a felony:
- Downtown Phoenix
- Southwest Phoenix
- Valley Metro
- Phoenix Hill
- South Phoenix
- Golden Gate
- North Mountain
The challenge is always the fact that many of these apartment complexes do not readily advertise that they offer second chance rental agreements. It is therefore left to the applicant to look for them which can translate into a very frustrating and costly ordeal.
One place to search off course is the Internet. This however does not always unearth any locations within Phoenix. Another option is to consult with apartment locators within your area. These tend to have a better experience as to which apartments will readily accept a tenant that has prior issues.
Even when one does locate a second chance apartment in Phoenix, there are a few qualifying markers that must be met.
- You must be employed at least 6 months
- You must earn at least three times the lease amount
In many cases a deposit may be required. Depending on the apartment complex, this deposit may vary. Some will even ask for 3 months worth of rent in advance but most are content with a deposit.