You can present your unaudited financial statements if you use accounting software like Quickbooks , etc. Or a prior year tax return. Depending on which form you file, the information would be on schedule M on the 1120 form. The landlord is basically extending you credit in the form of possession of a property and wants to make sure you have enough income to pay the rent, etc. - when we look at applications we typically take the credit score and pay stubs (for smaller properties) from the person. We require about 3 times the rent in income or more and a number of years you have been in business. 95% of all businesses fail in the first 5 years, so we want to reduce that risk as much as possible by making sure you personally can continue paying the rent if your business becomes unsuccessful.
May 2, 2010