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How long does an eviction stay on your record?

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An eviction is typically removed from an individual's credit record after a seven-year period. An eviction is the legal removal of a tenant by a landlord. Evictions occur for a variety of reasons that include failure to pay rent, illegal behavior or breaking the rules of the rental agreement.

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How long does an eviction stay on your record?
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Once people have evictions on their credit reports, renting becomes more difficult. However, many landlords rent their dwellings on a case-by-case basis. A landlord who is willing to compromise may consider an applicant's current financial situation and ability to pay. If a landlord decides to take a chance on a potentially risky tenant, a common practice is to charge a higher security deposit in addition to first and last month's rent.

A no-fault eviction is an eviction that occurs when a building owner makes the decision to either sell the property or allow the building's demolition. In cases like this, tenants are given a specific amount of time in which to vacate the premises. In certain states, tenants are provided a stipend for moving costs. While a no-fault eviction is still considered a legal eviction, it does not have a negative effect on renters, nor will it show up on their credit reports.

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