I don't want to have someone co-sign my apartment, because I'm a grown ass man.
July 7, 2010 8:07 AM Subscribe
I make more than enough money to pay the rent, but have no recent rental history. How can I convince apartment complexes I don't need a co-signer?
posted by reenum to Work & Money (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've put in an application to rent a townhome. For the past 6 years, I was living with my folks to save money. I'm now moving back to my college town.
I've almost gotten approved to live in a town house. Today, I get a call from the apartment leasing manager saying that I need a co-signer because they can't verify my previous rental history. It's understandable, because the apartment complexes I used to live in are all under new management, and don't have records of my stay there. Everything else (income, etc.) is fine. It's just this little point.
I've offered to show them bank statements and the like. I don't really know anyone who could co-sign a lease for me at this stage, nor would I want them to.
Any suggestions as to how I approach this?