Loveland, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: Eviction was cancelled because landlord illegally changed the locks. Is this going to be on in my rental history/credit?

This took place in pinelles county Florida. Locks were changed after the court ordered us to vacate the home but prior to being processed by the county sheriff resulting in the final judgement being “cancelled”

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes. The FILING of the eviction complaint is what causes issues for renters, not the outcome of the case. The filing creates the record in the clerk records, and that is permanent. The records are public records, so anyone can look up the filing. They may not be able to see the actual documents, but the fact that the eviction complaint is filed is "on your record".

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