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Court Records and Blacklists

Posted by Kay Min on June 19, 2000 at 14:25:58:

We went to court several years ago, because we had withheld rent as necessary repairs were not being made. The landlord then tried a maneuver to evict us illegally (claiming they hadn't been paid--yet they had actually cashed our check the very day they started the eviction process!)

Even though the court ruled in our favor, my application for an apartment was denied because it is on record that there was a judgement against me. I was told that it doesn't matter whether you win or lose in court, landlords will have nothing to do with tenants who have been in any kind of dispute with their landlord.

Since this information is available to landlords nationwide, does this mean I can never rent an apartment again unless I move out of the country?

Is there some kind of time limit on how long they keep this information? What are tenants' rights in this matter? Do we have any?

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