Reader Question: 

“Does my credit rating affect the outcome of my rental application?” – Hayley

credit rating

We asked Director of Metro Property Management, Leah Calnan for her advice on this question:

“Hi Hayley, depending on the state that you are renting in – but often through the database checks that property managers complete on the owner’s behalf – they can gain access to some aspects of the credit rating,” Leah said.

“In my opinion, it’s an easier conversation to share the information at the beginning rather than after something is raised.”

“Disclosure is the key, be up front and honest and you will often see that working in your favour.”

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Leah Calnan

Leah Calnan, Metro’s sole Director, is one of the industry’s most dedicated, accomplished and senior Property Management practitioners. Leah lives and breathes Property Management.