My husband and I lived with my mother for 3 years. We had no written lease or agreement, just verbal agreement that my husband and I would pay the mortgage. After a personal fallout between my mother and myself, she wanted us out of the house and filed a unlawful detainer case against us on May 3, 2017. We vacated the home on May 25, 2017 and moved to Chicago. The court date was held on June 2, 2017. I thought that because we vacated the premises and moved out of state that the case would be dropped. However, a judgment in favor of my mother was granted against us for possession of premises. This is showing up on background checks making it difficult to rent. We never missed a payment or did anything wrong except an argument between mother and daughter not to mention we moved out of state. Is there anyway to remove it so it no longer appears on background checks?
Read the guide I posted on AVVO about setting aside a default judgment.
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