Beware of these credit score pitfalls that might keep you from moving into your next place.
No matter where you’re renting or buying — your credit score will matter. There’s no getting around the fact that landlords and apartment property managers can put a lot of weight on that one number when determining whether you can handle making your monthly rent.
But you may not know why your credit score is so dismal, especially when you’re trying to play it safe and maintain credit worthiness by paying your bills on time and in full. Aside from forgetting to pay bills, what can ruin your credit? If you’re on top of payments, why is your score still lacking?