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What is a soft credit check and how do I find out my soft credit score?
Apartment leasing uses a soft credit score to determine elegibility. What does this mean and how do I find out what mine is?
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 a soft inquiry is when you check your own credit--as long as you didn't apply for credit your self--it will be a soft inquiry--there's no such thing as a soft credit score just the regular credit score--and if the apartment runs your credit it will most likely be counted as a hard inquiry--i'm not aware of how a company can get your credit with out going through the credit bureau and causing a hard hit--every contract i've seen clearly states that they will do a credit back ground check on you--thus a hard inquiry

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An apartment lease could have a soft check if they only want certain information from your credit report such as on time payment history.  A soft check has no effect on your credit score one way or the other. 

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