Houses for rent in Tampa

Tampa area - Hillsborough County

Search for rentals in the Tampa area, including these towns:

Apollo Beach, Bay Pines, Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Brandon, Brooksville, Carrollwood Village, Citrus Park, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Crystal Beach, Dade City, Dover, Dunedin, East Lake, Gibsonton, Greater Carrollwood, Greater Sun Center, Gulfport, Hernando Beach, Holiday, Hudson, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Land O Lakes, Land O' Lakes, Largo, Lithia, Lutz, Madeira Beach, New Port Richey, New Tampa, Northdale, Odessa, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Port Richey, Progress Village, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Riverview, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, San Antonio, Seffner, Seminole, Seminole Heights, South Pasadena, Spring Hill, St Pete Beach, St Petersburg, Sun City Center, Sydney, Tampa, Tarpon, Tarpon Springs, Temple Terrace, Tierra Verde, Treasure Island, Trinity, Valrico, Weeki Wachee, Wesley Chapel, Wesley Chapel South, Wimauma, Zephyrhills, in FL.

Average Rental Prices for Tampa:

Type Bedrooms Average
Apartment 1 Bedroom $730
Apartment 2 Bedroom $780
Apartment 3 Bedroom $1,169
Apartment 4 Bedroom $1,148
Apartment Studio $586
Apartment Loft Bedroom $914
Duplex 1 Bedroom $572
Duplex 2 Bedroom $629
Duplex 3 Bedroom $594
Condo-townhome 1 Bedroom $758
Condo-townhome 2 Bedroom $1,138
Condo-townhome 3 Bedroom $1,171
Condo-townhome 4 Bedroom $1,211
Condo-townhome 5+ Bedroom $2,900
Single family home 1 Bedroom $717
Single family home 2 Bedroom $919
Single family home 3 Bedroom $1,428
Single family home 4 Bedroom $2,035
Single family home 5+ Bedroom $2,877

Tenant Tip:

windermere Tampa - photo courtesy of crfleury

What are property managers and landlords looking for on a rental application?

Property managers and any landlord that is going to consider leasing you their Tampa property, they are going want to check you out. This is a very valuable asset we are talking about it is a home that is worth 100,000 of dollars or millions of dollars, and they are going to make sure just like any other purchase that you are going to make like buying a car or a home they are going to want a lot of information from you before they let you live in their property or a property that they manage.

They are going want to know your complete name your birth date, they are going to want to know your social security number, they are going want you to tell them about your previous rental experiences in Tampa, so they can call these people and verify that they are telling them the truth.

These are legitimate questions for someone that will let you possess their valuable asset. So you need to fill all this out and you need to be completely honest on the application, because as soon as you lie to someone about this and they catch you in that lie, they will be done dealing with you. That is the biggest red flag out there is telling a lie on your rental application.

If there is some negative information that might appear on your credit, address it before hand. If you filed bankruptcy, or had foreclosures, or if you are having a rough time in your life, disclose it before you ask them to run it, work with them. Because they are going to run your credit which will lower your score and it may cost you some money. You don't want to have them do it because they are going to find out any skeletons you have in your closet. It is OK to have some skeletons in your closet but you have to get that out of the way before hand. Don't pretend they are not there, don't lie about them.

Obviously if you have been evicted or you have trashed a place before you are going to have a very difficult time renting a Tampa property, and rightfully so. A lot of people hit bumps in the road and a lot of people will deal with you on this thing. So if you have bad credit or you have issues in your past that makes your credit history seem suspect, there are ways people will work with you, landlord or property manager - they can increase your deposit, they can take a few months rent in advance, they can structure the lease so you can pay the past couple of months up front - first and lasts month's rent. Lot of ways property managers and tenants will work with tenants, so don't be frustrated if you have couple dings on your credit history because they can be over come.

Every single property manager that I have dealt with is going to run a credit check and back ground check on 100% of the people they rent to. It is possible that the individual Tampa landlords out there, and that is the vast majority of them, might not run a credit check but it is very rare. As someone that is looking to rent a property you should be expected to be checked out. [Transcription from my interview with David Borden]

Neighborhoods: Ballast Point, Bayshore Beautiful, Beach Park, Belmont Heights, Bon Air, Channel District, Culbreath Bayou, Culbreath Isles, Davis Islands, Downtown Tampa, Forest Hills, Gray Gables, Harbour Island, Hunter's Green, Hunter's Key, Jackson Heights, Live Oaks Square, Lowry Park, Northview Hills, Oakford Park, Palma Ceia, Parkland Estates, River Grove, Riverside Heights, Seminole Heights, Southern Pines, South Nebraska, South Westshore, Sulphur Springs, Tampa Heights, Tampa Palms, Temple Crest, University Square, Wellswood, West Riverfront, Westshore Palms, West Tampa, Woodland Terrace.