There are a few ways to overcome an issue of having bad credit. The first way would be to have a co-signer, which in most cases would be a parent or guardian. This person would obviously have to have excellent credit. In some cases, a property management company may also accept an employer as a co-signer. If you going to go down this route, consult the leasing office for more information on their co-signer requirements. If you have bad credit but have a good income, partnered with a hefty deposit you may be able to remedy the issue.