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Sherrifox4, Renter in Sacramento, CA

how long does it take for an eviction to show up on credit history?

Asked by Sherrifox4, Sacramento, CA Sat Jun 18, 2011

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Usually your rental history is not reported to your credit report (unless you use a company like http://www.rentreporters.com - tip to anyone looking to build some credit scores using rental history), however when you default on your rental/lease agreement, you can be evicted, like you are asking about, and eventually the money (which is a debt) you owe could be sold to a collection agency, or the landlord could potentially file a eviction judgment against you, and that would appear on your credit report, but may not appear right away.

Now other items can happen to you to that will not appear on your credit report, one is that you could be put into a database such as CoreLogic's SafeRent - http://www.residentscreening.com - which landlords can enter you into and other landlords can cross reference.

The additional screening services aren't use as widely as checking a prospective tenant's credit, so if it at all possible I'd work with them on making sure it doesn't get reflected on your credit. Private landlords (vs. apartment complexes) are less likely to use screening services as well.

Just because you have an eviction on your credit report, or in a landlord/renter database, does not mean you cannot rent again, there are situations beyond your control and people are reasonable and will hear you out, so there is hope.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 18, 2011
A simple eviction usually does not show up on credit history unless a court judgement is given?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 2, 2011
Hi. In addition to the other answers submitted, I suggest you contact Stonecreek Property Management a local company that you can connect with if you have further questions. A link to their info is below.
Web Reference: http://Stoncreekpm.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 18, 2011
Sherrifax an eviction does not show up on your credit report. The judgement from the eviction if there is one will. The eviction filing will show up in a eviction screening within a week if the screening company is any good.
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