How difficult will it be to find a studio to rent without US credit history? I’ve read that some landlords will accept an additional month worth of rent as a deposit instead - is this common or the exception? I really don’t want to risk unknown roommates (which I assume is the easier option without credit history).
If it makes a difference, I’ll be looking in the peninsula.
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- Twitter kyukyukyuI just came to SF from Toronto, zero credit history. Just told the landlord how much I make and put down a month rent as deposit and the apartment became my new home, not sharing with eBay one. Very easy.
- IBM apuCanada and the US have the same credit reporting agencies and credit rating scores. It shouldn’t be a problem
- Veritas xWfa06With your nationality it shouldn’t be hard. If you can show proof of income - US appointment letter, old/new salary slips it should be fine.
My Russian and Slovakian friends had to pay upto 6 months while ppl I know from England and Canada got it for the same terms as any American citizen would have.
You may find a strange landlord or two, but overall it holds.