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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 year ago

Most apartments won't rent to you if you have a prior eviction, but how do they know about it unless you tell them?

It's not like your criminal history where they can see any record of arrests and/or convictions you have.

There is no eviction registry they can check.

The best they can do is look at your credit report, but if your eviction was caused for reasons other than non-payment of rent, such as violating community rules, then where will be no clues there.

It's not like foreclosures where the only reason it happens is not making your mortgage payments, thus they always go on your credit report

An eviction from a rental can happen for a variety of reasons, and if it doesn't have to do with oweing your previous landlord any money, then there's nothing to report.

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  • 1 year ago

    "There is no eviction registry they can check"

    NOT True.

    An actual eviction is a Court Ordered event. Just because the landlord told you to get out, it isn't an "eviction". The steps are 1) he orders you out 2) failing to move out, the landlord files for a court hearing 3) at the hearing, you can argue your side and the landlord argues his 4) the court either denies the eviction (you win) or grants it (you lose).

    The eviction is entered in the Court Record (a public record) where other landlords can search.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    An eviction be it because you broke the rules or did not pay is a damn eviction and other people do not want your drama whatever it is. An eviction is recorded and it makes little difference the cause.

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  • 1 year ago

    public record kiddo

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  • Kim R
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Credit report AND small claims court judgments, both of which are of public record. Easy-peasy to weed out the deadbeats and only allow only responsible renters this way.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    YOUR CREDIT REPORT! FOR ONE THING! An eviction affects your credit report and rating just as a vehicle being reprocessed does. This is why they use credit reports, to see if your a bad risk or not.

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  • 1 year ago

    An eviction is a legal proceeding filed with the court and there are records. Such records are public information. Credit reports have a 'public records' section and if you have had a court order of eviction placed against you, it's going to be on your credit report.

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    • curtisports2
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Because personal behavior affects the decision of a possible creditor in whether or not to extend credit, or a possible landlord to rent to someone. That's the reason for a public records section on a credit report.

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  • 1 year ago

    If it went to court and a judge ordered the eviction then it'll be on your credit report. If you moved out before the court date and the landlord didn't go after you with a collections bureau then it probably won't appear.

    • Laurie1 year agoReport

      All cases filed in court are public record forever, including dismissals. Moving out before the court date doesn't matter. A landlord needs a judgment to take possession of the premises. Once a landlord files any court paperwork, there is a record of it's judgment.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Evictions are public records and they also go on your credit report for 7 years. Any competent landlord will easily discover this.

    If you have an eviction on your record, you can file a motion to seal court records. But you had better have ample proof the eviction was somehow unjustified, such as the cause was a delinquent roommate and that you paid rent and abided by the lease.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Evictions are public records filed through the courts so you can't hide from your past.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    there is a database kept on renters

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    • Laurie1 year agoReport

      Landlord Association tenant databases are in every state/county. We share more than court evictions, our database includes every court filing made. Tenant's are quickly loosing their housing for forcing pets as ESA's among other things. Airbnb is safer and more profitable.

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