I have some judgments on casenet in Missouri that are over 5 years old and they are affecting me renting a place can they be removed? Some are for possession of property and the rest are old evictions
Judgments will live on your consumer credit report for up to 7 years, and can live forever on the kind of reports that realtors use when checking out a prospective tenant. Because judgments are public records, even paying off the debt will not remove them from the history of how you used credit any sooner. Hope this perspective helps!
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If these judgements are satisfied and you are still having issues with renting a new place, that may be because of a tenant screening company and not Casenet.
You should consider talking to a consumer protection attorney. I suggest going to http://www.consumeradvocates.org/find-attorney and find an attorney in your area who handles FCRA, or cases involving Landlord Tenant. Considering the fact that most consumer protection statutes pay for your attorney's fees, there is no reason to have to muddle through this on your own. Depending on the circumstances, many will take your case at no charge.
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