Does moving out of state toll the statute of limitations on a rent collections debt?
The case was filed in June of 2010. I have been living out of state most of the time between now and then.
I would like to make them an offer of 25% of the debt listed on a tradeline of my credit report. And just for kicks, request that we stipulate to have the record sealed or expunged or whatever it is called in this state if it is even possible in this state.
Forgive me for asking. I did my best to research this topic before asking but came up with nothing. I am hoping this is because moving out of state does not toll a Colorado sol clock.
I discovered it while pulling my rental history report and it is listed as a forcible detainer however it is NOT a judgement but rather just a negative tradeline.
I have returned to Colorado and trying to rent an apartment.
3 attorney answers
What you are describing is an eviction action. There are probably two separate entries in your credit report -' one for the court case under the public records section, and another reflecting the debt owed to the landlord.
While you may be able to negotiate a settlement of the amount owed, there is no way to remove the fact that the legal action was filed.
No, it does not effect the statue of limitations! You need to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and begin rebuilding your credit without having to deal with this. Debt settlement is a joke. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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