Lancaster, PA asked in Foreclosure for Pennsylvania

Q: my house is going to forclouser can my 21 year old son that has vever rented a place rent a place a place for us

or do they look at my credit history too .

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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Boyertown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: At age twenty-one, by law, your son is fully empowered to enter binding contracts. So under existing law, he , like any other competent adult, empowered to enter into a lease of real estate.

Your question has much more to do with whether any residential landlords will agree to enter into a lease with him. Most landlords now run credit checks on prospective renters, and have requirements about minimum credit scores, etc. It might be wise to have your son check his credit scores with the credit bureaus, which he can do, annually, for no fee.

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Boyertown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: A landlord will look at your credit score/history if you are included as a prospective tenant. If your score is currently poor, have your son be the sole proposed tenant.

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