Going for a surety bond could subject your credit at risk according to Crystal Stranger of 1st Tax.

“I would think that the bond companies would be much more likely to file against your credit or go into a collection process if there is damage,” she says. “Having a third party involved just complicates everything much more than dealing directly with a landlord or property manager.”

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