why do i have an eviction judgment on my record and what do i do about it?
Eviction Judgment Records
When TS files an eviction it is to resolve possession of the rental property (“Possession”) and the Court may enter a “judgment for possession” against you (also known as an Eviction Judgment). An eviction judgment can still be reported to your credit regardless of whether a sheriff’s physical eviction took place; the fact that you were not physically evicted by the sheriff doesn’t mean that the eviction cannot appear on your credit report.
Eviction Records on your credit report
Tschetter Sulzer does not report the results of eviction cases to any third-party, including any consumer credit reporting agency. Accordingly, TS cannot alter or remove any eviction filing or judgment that may appear on your credit report.
As a consumer of credit, it is your responsibility to ensure that the information on your credit report is accurate and you must dispute any possible errors directly with the credit bureaus. If you are having trouble renting, you are always free to present a copy of the case dismissal to a prospective landlord. This may or may not solve your problem.
Request to vacate a possession judgment from
If a judgment for possession is still on record, it can be modified by filing a motion to vacate the judgment and dismiss the case without prejudice.
To request to have a possession judgment vacated and the case dismissed, you will need to complete this form:
Upon completion, we will submit the form to the landlord who has judgment(s) against you. If the landlord instructs us to vacate a possession judgment or confirms that you’ve complied with your stipulation agreement, we will promptly file such motions with the applicable court. Completion of the form does not guarantee that a previous eviction possession judgment against you will be vacated unless your inquiry is related to a stipulation agreement and we have confirmed your compliance.