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A judgment is granted to the victor in a court case and would only be reported against the defendant after it is granted. So the suit itself is never reported until a conclusion is declared by the court.

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Q: If a landlord files suit against you and you contest it will the suit be reported to the credit bureaus or will it be reported as a judgment?
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How can an eviction judgment on your tenant record be fixed?

If the judgment was reported to the credit bureaus, the tenant needs to pay it, get the judgment amended to zero by the court, and send that to the credit bureaus. However, the fact that there was a case can never be erased.

How is a judgment placed on a persons credit and who puts it there?

Anyone can file suit against you, and if they win the case, get a judgment awarded in their favor. The credit bureaus monitor public records looking for legal items of a financial nature that can be reported on consumer's credit. Most often, this is done by outside vendors, who collect this information and transfer, or sell it to the bureaus.

How do you report delinquency to credit bureaus?

reporting credit delinquenciesI am a landlord. My tenant is seriously in default of her lease and is in arrears in excess of $5,500. and refuses to pay. How can I report her to the credit agencies?-----------------You will need to take her to court (small claims court) and get a judgment against her. The judgment is a legal action against her and will show up on her credit report.

Can a judgment be reported to more that one credit bureau?

Yes a judgement can be reported to more than one credit bureau and is usually reported to the three major credit bureaus (equifax, tranunion & experian)

Can you have a judgment against me even if its not on credit report?

Yes, a credit report only reflects the information which is reported to the 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) by Lexis Nexis which they gather from court public records. Even if a judgement is not being reported by the credit bureaus, you may still be liable for it. To find out the status of a judgement, contact the court where the judgement was placed.

Can an individual file a judgment against you and have it reported on your credit report?

Yes. You can file suit as a plantiff or be the defendant in a suit which results in a judgment against you. This information, like all public records, is picked up by third party vendors who then report them to the credit bureaus. A consumer can send information regarding themselves, such as dispositions or proof of payment, to the credit bureaus. I do not know what response you would get if you sent legal information on someone other than yourself.

What if I don't answer the summons for unlawful detainer and I dont move in 5 days?

A default judgment will be entered against you, and will be reported to the credit bureaus automatically. If you still refuse to move, the court will direct the county sheriff to physically remove you and all of your property out of the apartment/house you are renting.

What is the lowest amount that can be reported to credit bureaus?

$0. Credit bureaus do not have a minimum amount reporting requirements.

How can a landlord put unpaid rent on your credit report?

Untill you ever pay the rent or he files a lawsuit and gets you kicked out. I don't know what that answer means. Eviction cases are public records, and the credit bureaus go through every case, and enter the names of the parties and the judgment amount. The landlord can report the arrearage to the credit bureaus, but if he doesn't, it will likely make it onto the tenant's report anyway.

How is a civil judgment entered on a credit report?

Credit bureaus contract agencies to search public records. The judgment is then reported to the credit bureau and the notation is placed in the file of the judgment debtor. False/mistaken judgment entries on credit reports are not uncommon and is a major reason why consumer's should check their report on a regular basis. A civil judgment is entered on a credit report 15 to 30 days after a court proceeding. If the judgment is in fact true in nature, you can negotiate with the creditor to pay them on different terms to keep the judgment off. If the judgment is not yours, you will need to find the state and county in which they were filed and dispute this information with all three credit bureaus.

Can a private landlord report tenants to the credit agencies for damages and unpaid rent or a broken lease?

It is not likely that a private individual would qualify or pay the funds necessary to report a consumer to the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. However, if the landlord sued former tenants and was granted a judgment, the judgment would show on their credit reports. There are also alternative credit agencies, called Tenant Screening Bureaus, which cater to the rental market. These agencies have different clients than the "Big 3". A private landlord might find a way to report on one of these lesser known bureaus. A private landlord can report a tenant to credit agencies if the tenant failed to pay his rent or he has wrongfully overstayed without even paying a monthly rent. A 14-day written notice of broken lease and property damages may be given to tenant.

How can you report non-payment of a contracted personal loan to the credit bureaus?

You will need to get a judgment in court for the bureaus to even begin to possibly care.