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Applying for rental house - need advice

Husband and I are seeking a rental home. We found a nice house and the landlord has invited us to apply. Last time we applied for rental the property manager had us do a credit/background check via an online service. This new landlord gave us a paper form asking for SSN, DOB, our checking and savings account numbers, employment history, and other info. The landlord is an older person with a couple investment properties. I'm sure this is not a scam, but I am reluctant to hand all my ID and bank numbers to a stranger. Advice? Anyone know a simple, reputable online background checking service that I can suggest to this landlord? We would pay the fee. My goal is to make the landlord comfortable so we can lease the house. The Seattle rental market is very tight. This landlord has his pick of many worthy applicants. We have excellent credit, references, etc.
posted by valannc on May 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Experience using services that report rental history to credit bureaus?

Rebuilding credit a few years post-divorce and home ownership, does anyone have experience with services like rentreporters.com that will report rental payment history to credit services? [more inside]
posted by cgk on Feb 10, 2013 - 1 answer

The landlord can make the credit rating better?

I have a friend who just started renting in the area (Detroit, Michigan suburbs). He says his landlord claims that he will increase his credit rating if the rent is paid on time. Is this BS? Or can the landlord have a positive effect on the credit rating? [Obvious: YANAL, YANML, You Are Not Anyone's Lawyer]
posted by Drasher on Jan 18, 2010 - 5 answers

I swear I'm not really a deadbeat

Should I disclose this stuff on my rental application? How far back do they check these things, anyway? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find out if these nice-seeming tenants are actually defaulting murderers.

LandlordFilter: Who's got credit and criminal background checking service recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Legit landlord or identity thief?

What personal info does my future landlord need from me to make sure I'm legit? How do I make sure he's legit? [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Jan 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Could going to court over my security deposit hurt my credit?

Security Deposit Dispute: Will going to court hurt my credit? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Oct 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Help Kato Kaelin Find A Home That Isn't My Living Room

What will it take for my friend to find an apartment now that he's been evicted? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Mar 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Getting a lease with an unpleasant background

MetaFilter landlords: Please help me aquire a lease... [more inside]
posted by cmonkey on Dec 7, 2005 - 11 answers

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