By: Darrell Castle

memphis bankruptcy attorneys | bankruptcy attorney in memphisFor many people who file for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, or are considering doing so, they fear their ability (or inability) to rent a home or apartment again.

Are you able to rent after a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?  Well, sure.


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Once a case is finished, there’s no financial hold on you, legally.  You can rent or buy anything you can afford and that someone will sell to you, including a house or an apartment.

A creditor — such as a leasing company — may see you’ve filed for a bankruptcy and deny you, but you can attempt to rent from another creditor right down the street.  Going through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and completing it can actually show a form of financial responsibility and some creditors may see it as so.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

A common misconception among people filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is that you can never have credit again, whether it’s a credit card, car payment, rent payment, etc.  This is simply not true.

To the contrary, you should use a bankruptcy as a fresh start to get your finances in order and re-establish and rebuild your credit the right way.  At Darrell Castle & Associates, we have access to a 14-week program that will teach you how to do that.

Some creditors — such as a leasing company — understand that people who have filed for a bankruptcy can easily get behind on their rent, refile for a Chapter 13 and include their rent in it. This could potentially be a factor you must overcome.

In short, if you’ve completed your Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can rent an apartment or a house, there’s just a chance you may have to try multiple leasing companies.  Just be sure to use this situation as a fresh start and make your rent payments on time to help rebuild your credit the correct way.

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If you’ve been considering filing bankruptcy but you’ve had the fear of not being able to move to a new place, let us help ease your fears.

A bankruptcy is nothing to be afraid of, especially when you have an experienced law firm to help you make the decision as to whether or not it’s right for you.

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