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How can you find out if you have an eviction on your record?


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Answered 2015-05-12 14:27:26

The first place to check is your credit report. Also, check with the court for the county in which you have rented. The local real estate association may keep records that are accessed by rental managers.

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The best thing to do is to answer the application honestly, provide an explanation and say that it will not happen again. If you have a good credit rating that can make all the difference. While apartment managers depend on the real estate records, your credit report and job verification will be the determining factor.

There are certain parameters under which an eviction can be removed from your rental history record and your credit report. However, it is a process. I know because it was done for me. You check your credit report in the case of a monetary judgment filed and reported to the 3 major bureaus (public records for judgments and collections for judgments assigned to collection agencies). The eviction, itself, will forever be a matter of public record unless you get it expunged. However, it is not necessarily the court records for which you must focus your removal efforts. It is the information found in your rental history records and on your credit reports that will first tell your 'rental story'. Most landlords will NOT go down and, personally, search through court records for every tenant-particularly when there are other states and counties involved. Landlords (coincidentally, I am one now) rely upon information found within the TENANT BACKGROUND CHECKS (which YOU pay for when you apply for their rentals.). If the information is NOT in these two records, you will be helping yourself. This is what can do for you. They can even, in some cases, have the record expunged for you. Waving a magic wand over your records is not going to do anything to have your eviction removed; however, following the right processes will.

Many persons are not aware that this can be done b/c a lot of work is involved in these processes. This is why it is best to leave it in the hands of those who do it for a living.

NOTE: No one can clean up your record for you, so save your money. The best they can do is to send a letter, which may temporarily remove the listing. If the record is correct then it will be re-listed.

Contrary to popular opinions, evictions can be removed from your records (rental history and credit report). This can be done by one or more of the following avenues: the data compilation reporting companies reporting your eviction information; the courts (plaintiff assists you and/or finding any discrepancies within the process; and time (however, even 'expired reporting time limits' do not make your eviction information automatically become removed from your records. It takes action to have these removed). My sphere of experience in this area is that my eviction was removed from my records by a company that specializes in the removal of evictions.


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To find out if you have an eviction on your record simply get an eviction background check on a tenant. This may cost a bit of money but it is worth it in the end. Once you find out there are steps you can take to have an eviction removed.

To check if you have an eviction record, use either a website service such as or contact the Civil Courts in your area and have them search your information.

If you weren't served an eviction notice and the case did not go to court, there will not be an eviction on your record. You can check the court records in your county to make sure there isn't an eviction on your record.

Sure you can: is the eviction for wrongful reasons, such as retaliation from an assertion of your legal rights? Or are you talking about an eviction on your record? If the eviction is lawful then no you can't.

If you were a co-signer on the apartment, the eviction may become part of your record.

Answernot likely these thing are genaly stored for a while with a particular agent and goes no further. Answer The eviction notice would only become public if an eviction lawsuit was filed. In that case, the eviction notice would be an exhibit to the complaint for eviction.

You can get an eviction forgiven but it will remain in your civil court record unless you have it expunged. You can have an attorney help you expunge it if you have had it forgiven.

Only time will heal this matter.

pitition the court for a record expungment (sp?)

A person can remove an eviction from their credit record by working out an agreement with their landlord. Ask the former landlord in writing a settlement offer or payment plan. Be sure the former landlord will report your payments to the credit bureaus as well as have the eviction removed.

Once an eviction proceeding has been initiated (the case has been filed by the clerk), it becomes a matter of public record. So even if you leave the premises before the eviction concludes or the writ is served, it can still be found.

An eviction lawsuit is public record and a judgment evicting you from a rental property will be a negative entry on your credit report.

What record? The court's records are permanent.Added: And so is your credit history.

Wait, I misunderstood your question, do you want an eviction on your record? It will be harder to get another apartment in the future and it stays on your permanent record. So, If you are not paying rent and you have no lease and you think the eviction will give you some spare time you are right but it will screw up your future. You should talk to your landlord and do it amicably.

you can call and get your credit fix and pay that sucker off.

Generally speaking, you can't. An eviction will stay on your record forever, but falls off of your credit report after seven years. If you feel the judgment is in error you can dispute it with the County Clerk's office or prothonotary of the county in which that record is located

The eviction will not necessary affect your credit score, but you owe money that will be the entry that will affect the score. The eviction is a public record, searchable from a database but the funds owned is what affect your credit score especially if it is turned to a collection agency.

An eviction is an eviction, even if it was family that evicted you. Your mom had to go through a legal process to have you removed from the premises and so it is stated as suck on a permanent legal record. So how do I get it off?

Meet your obligations. So what is being demanded of you. If you are late on the rent, pay the rent. If you cannot do this, move out. If you mean a previous eviction is on some kind of record, then just wait for time to pass. Your continued good record will soon speak for itself.

You will need to contact your local housing court to find out the proper procedure for serving, filing, and executing a unlawful retainer (eviction). Some jurisdictions require 3 days notice initially, while others require 5-10 days.

Get a new place before the final judgment hits the Court's public record, and your credit report. There are companies that search court records for eviction judgments, enter the info into a database and then charge fees to Landlords for checking a potential tenant's background. Be aware that even though you sign a new lease, if the new landlord should ever become aware that you had an eviction when you signed your lease, it may be grounds for them to terminate your lease, and you're out again. Read the lease or application for their policy on future knowledge of your previous eviction. And keep your fingers crossed they never find out. It will be on your record for 7-10 years, depending upon the state and eviction laws.

Since eviction is not a criminal offense, there is no record of it whenever your criminal history check is requested. However, it probably will appear on your credit report file. Unfortunately, your credit records are maintained by private companies who are not responsive to removing any records from your files.

The judgment will only stay on your credit record for 7 years. If you go to free annual credit report ( You can look at your credit report for free. But be aware you can only do this once a year. But where the judgment is it will tell you when it will be removed from your report. As for how long it will stay on the public record... I do not know. I am in persute of this answer myself. But I think you can call the court house and find out. Because I'm sure your more worried about being able to find a place to live then the judment. Well good luck. And if you find anything out will you post on here??ThanksAnswerAn eviction is public information that will be available to anyone requesting it from the court and will be available until the court either destroy the file or it's removed from their database. I assume you're more worried about the judgment that results from the eviction. The judgment will show up on your credit record and remain on until paid.

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