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Can you still rent if you declare bankruptcy?

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Answered 2011-09-12 14:20:02

Of course you can. If it is a large apartment complex or upscale home where a credit check is run, they may decline to rent to you just as if you had bad credit. Most of the time after bankruptcy that's the only way to get a residence.

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