Bankruptcy - Question for Landlords
A couple of months ago, I discovered that someone had stolen my identity and racked up thousands of dollars in credit card debt. Since the identity thief was a family member (meaning that as badly as she treated me, I can't see filing police reports and possibly watching her arrested or worse), and since I'm your typical college student with no assets to lose, I've been advised by an attorney that my best bet is to file bankruptcy, if for no other reason than that it'll be ten years before this is sorted out anyway.
Every apartment I've ever lived at required a credit check (funny how none of them care about a background check - personally, I'd feel safer renting to a bankrupt than a paroled murderer), but is it absolutely impossible to rent if you've filed? If they check my reference with my last landlord, they'll hear that I went two years without being so much as a day late. It's not that I don't understand their concern, but I do need a place to live when I graduate in May. What can I reasonably expect?