Renting apartment without credit history

Logitech Sigurd
Jan 9 11 Comments

Moving to the Bay Area from Europe on an O-1 visa.

Does anybody have had any issues with applying for apartments without a US credit history/score?

Looking at places below 3x rent. So that shouldn’t be an issue.

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  • Salesforce rcno01
    Show them your job offer, a recent paycheck, a recent bank statement and your European credit report. People in the Bay Area are used to people moving in from overseas.
    Jan 9 0
  • Facebook / Other
    ParrotBug

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    ParrotBugmore
    Up to the landlord's discretion. Recommendation letter from your previous landlord (if any), bank account statement, higher deposit (reimbursed after x months) are things to keep in your back pocket.
    Jan 9 0
  • Pure Storage TodP06
    Whats 3x rent?
    Jan 9 5
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      ParrotBug

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      3 times rent < TC, I assume.
      Jan 9
    • Logitech Sigurd
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      Rent lower than 3x base.
      Jan 9
    • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
      What do you mean 3x base? Of course your rent will be lower than that. May as well say lower than 1 billion.
      Jan 9
    • Logitech Sigurd
      OP
      It means that if my rent is 3k a month then my base pay is more than 9k.
      Jan 9
    • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
      Oh you mean "3x rent is lower than base", but ok
      Jan 9
  • Facebook public2
    Landlords discretion, I allow no history with a cosigner.
    Jan 9 2
    • Logitech Sigurd
      OP
      Like who? I am not a new grad (TC 300).
      Who would have to co-sign my lease?
      Jan 9
    • Facebook public2
      Most often it is for recent grads so their parents co sign a lease.
      Jan 9