I understand that many park owners want high quality tenants, but what if you have a prospective tenant who may have poor credit, but has outstanding landlord references?
I ask this because many people as they enter adulthood do not seem to understand the value of credit and may have past hospital bills, student loans, etc, but are trying to improve their credit as they are a bit older and wiser.
One landlord where I am (the largest landlord in the state), began a program where if a prospective tenant has bad credit, but everything else is clean (prior rental history, background) they can take 6 hours of credit classes offered free through the US Treasury Dept, and meet with a credit counseler, then be able to rent one of their units. If the tenant completes certain goals towards improving their credit, they receive a $100 credit on their account.
I know that this model is not exactly approprate for everyone, but have you ever tried to work with people with bad credit with success?