Eviction

Evictions and unpaid expenses can affect your ability to secure loans or convince landlords to rent to you in the future.

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Do evictions show on a credit report?

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Can an eviction show up on your credit report?

No, evictions are not included on credit reports. However, some tenant screening companies compile their own rental-history reports from other sources that might contain information about evictions. Experian does not provide these reports.

What rental issues could be on your credit report?

  • Collections: If you still owe rent from a previous lease agreement, the amount could be considered a debt after the eviction and could be sold to a collection agency. If it remains unpaid, it could be added to your credit record.
  • Judgements: If the landlord or leasing company filed suit against you for the unpaid amount after an eviction — usually via small claims court — the judgment will appear as a public record in your credit report for seven years from the filing date.