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I have an eviction on my record that is 7 years old. No one will rent to me. How do I find an apartment?

Asked by K, New York, NY Thu Apr 2, 2009

Eviction on record 7 years old. Survived being homeless, trying to start over, need someone to give me a break

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It is on your L&T Report (Landlord Tenant)
Forget large landlords, be prepared to pay extra security, come with a 'resume' of your job now, personal references ad a financial statement with backup. Go for something simple and well within range, get a copy of your credit report, are you maxed or does it show a strong sense of fiscal responsibility?We don't give breaks...we give consideration to those who have shown they have come a long way back already. I know that sounds may need to do a roomate situation first. But only go for apartments for which your current income is well OVER-qualified for.
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This was the most helpful advice so far.
Flag Thu May 23, 2013
You may be able to get some help from a service called insurent, in addition I'm not sure but I believe that negative information on your credit report is supposed to be removed after 7 years and if not removed you can request it.The other suggestion would be to rent a room/ be a roomate.
Good Luck to You!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 14, 2009
what record is it on? like fico score or is it a judgement of some kind.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 3, 2009
Have you tried to work with individual property owner? You may have pay additional deposits however homes on market longer with no tenants many of these properties might be willing lease some dont pull credit.

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