Santa Monica, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: I have a wrongful eviction on my record that shows up when new landlords run credit checks. I How can I get this off?

I sent in my lease renewal late, but I had spoken with someone in the leasing department letting them know I was sending it in. I sent it in and received a signed copy from their end. Then about 2 months later I got an eviction notice. When I called the company, they had no record of my signed lease. When the lawyers contacted the leasing department, they got back to me and told me to ignore the notice. Then 2 weeks later I got another notice saying I had to appear in court. I called them again and they said they would take care of it and that it wouldn't show up on my record. I continued living in that apartment for 2 more years. Now I am applying for new apartments and it is showing up on my credit check. Any info you have on getting this off my record would be greatly appreciated!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 that was enacted in June prevents the future use of the so called "Tenant Black List". Therefore, going forward this should no longer be a problem for you.

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