Clean Up Your Record
A court's eviction file can appear on a tenant screening report for up to seven years after the case took place. This can legally occur even if you showed up in court and proved your landlord wasn't entitled to evict you. In today's tight housing market, the mere appearance of a filed eviction can prevent you from obtaining housing.
Fortunately, there is a process known as eviction expungement in which you can ask the court to seal your file from public disclosure, which results in it being taken off your tenant screening report. One of the most satisfying parts of my practice is obtaining this relief for my clients and helping them prevent an unpleasant, past incident from impacting their future.