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Question: I am a renter and enjoy your column because I learn a lot about how landlords operate. I am concerned that so many landlords use the credit report to select their tenants. Sure, a bad credit report may be a red flag. But that doesn't mean that the tenant has not or will not pay the rent in a timely manner. My credit became bad after I moved into this apartment six years ago, but I have always paid my rent on time. The management company has not had any problems with me. If I were given a notice to vacate I might even become homeless because I don't have any savings. My credit report would shut the doors for many potential landlords. Are there some landlords that will trust tenants with poor credit or not even run a credit check? Property manager Griswold replies: Thank you for yo...