A month ago, I moved back home to Chicago from Charleston,Sc. I lived in a apartment for over 6 years. When I applied for an apartment here in Chicago, I was denied and did not understand why. The management company told me that i had two evictions (dating 2012 and 2016) on my rental history. I explained to her that I was never evicted and been living in the same apartment since March 2011. She also stated that IL goes off of transunion for credit approvals. I then called all three credit bureaus to see if they see something that i am suppose to see. There is nothing on my credit stating anything of evictions. I tried calling the management company and they have not contacted me back. Went through a lawyer and due to SC law they can't expunge. The judge settled but there was no judgement.
See a consumer attorney immediately. Landlords use specialized credit bureaus for screening. It is not uncommon for them to pick up someone with a similar name who was evicted. The specialized bureaus are subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act just like the major ones.
When you are denied credit (such as an apartment rental) you are entitled to get a copy of the credit report. In addition order your free credit reports. You can object to erroneous entries.
In addition, follow Mr. Edelson's advise and consult with a Consumer Rights lawyer
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