The courts in Tarrant County do not require permission to rent an apartment. Different apartment complexes have different individual requirements and guidelines. Many apartment complexes will allow you to lease an apartment from them provided your bankruptcy attorney provides them with a letter stating that the apartment lease will not be included in the bankruptcy. This is generally not a problem as the apartment lease would be a post-petition (meaning after filing debt.) Most individuals in this situation are able to find an apartment complex that will lease to them with relative ease.