No you cannot have a rental late in the last 12 months if you are gunning to buy home. Mortgage lenders may do what’s called a verification of rent (VOR)-to make sure you have not had a late payment in the last 12 months if you have this very well might derail your loan.
Additionally, landlords are reporting rental obligations on credit reports. If your landlord posts this to your credit report not only could it hurt your chances for getting a mortgage but it could also drop your credit score. Need some home buying guidance?
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