I currently live in a 1 bedroom but want to move to a 2 bedroom so I can get a rooommate to share costs. The roommate is my boyfriend. The problem we're facing is he has crap credit. He defaulted on a student loan a fews ago because he left college to take care of his mom after a stroke. So his credit is crap. My credit is good, I've never had a problem renting apartments. I'm afraid when a apartment runs his credit they will nix us b/c of his credit. He's rented apartments before and told me he was just up front with the landlord about his credit and offered to pay an extra fee for a deposit. Should we be up front with potential landlords about his credit and offer to pay an extra deposit or should I just fill out the application and have everythig in my name with him as an occupant? We're just starting the looking phase of moving but I'm worried we're not going to be able to find a nice place because of his credit issues.