1) Can a case be filed against the landlord? 2) How can I get this information removed from credit report?

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1) Can a case be filed against the landlord? 2) How can I get this information removed from credit report?

Landlord falsely filed judgement for non-payment of rent in 2006 and I have documentation providing evidence that payment was made prior to date of judgement. I was only made aware of the judgement when I received a copy of my credit report.

Asked on June 5, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

In order to have a judgment removed from your credit report there are a couple options

First you must contact the creditor for a letter stating that the judgment is satisfied, settled, or in your case vacated if in fact it was done incorrectly and you prove that. In order for this to occur the creditor must vacate the judgment with the court. You should request all documentation that this is taken care of

Than you should contact the credit bureaus with that paperwork showing them the judgment was vacated. The creditor should also do so being as they incorrectly filed a judgment against you. If they refuse you can do so on your own.

If you still have trouble I advise hiring a local atttoeny who specializes in this area to take care of the issue for you


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