Is it possible to apply for an apartment in your name alone, even if your’re married?

My husband’s background is keeping us from getting an apartment. So I was wondering if it would be allowed for me to apply by myself, as my record is clean?

Asked on July 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You can apply in your naw alone but in order for your husband to live with you, you would more than likely need to list him as an occupant of the apartment. At that point, his background would probably be checked anyway. So you're better off being honest upfront wirh any prospective landlord's and hopefully you'll get one who is sympathic to your situation.

Note: If your husband moves in without permission and your landlord finds out you face possible eviction.

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