When renting a home, landlords can request a credit check which will grant them access to your credit report after you approve it. The most important thing they check is your payment history. Above all, the landlord wants to get paid on time and in full. They'll look for any outstanding debt that you might have, since the more debt you accrue, the less likely you are to pay it all back. Another thing they my look for are recently opened accounts which might make them wonder why you need so much credit, and whether you're able to pay it all off.
Lastly, they'll look at your credit history to see if you've been using your credit responsibly.
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