The other option, which can be done with the first option, is to file an eviction with your county court house. The eviction will often then show up on the tenant's credit report under Public Records as a judgment which has a very negative effect on the credit score.
Considering this, can a landlord send you to collections?
An eviction judgment gives the landlord the ability to forcibly remove you from your home. If you do not pay the judgment, the landlord may turn over your debt to a collection agency. It is also possible, however, for a tenant to owe a debt to a landlord without being evicted.
Similarly, can a landlord hurt your credit score?
To answer your question, landlords can affect your credit reports and scores in certain situations. If you owe them money for the damage and you don't pay in the stipulated amount of time, they can send your account to a collection agency, which can report your debt to the credit bureaus.
Does apartment lease show on credit report?
How Do Rent Payments Appear on My Credit Report? Rent payments that are reported show up like an auto loan if you have a defined lease term. They show up like a charge card when you pay month-to-month. And older credit scoring models don't include rental payments in calculations even when they are present on reports.
How long after an eviction can I rent again?
After the seven year period expires, evictions are deleted from public record and thereby from your credit report and rental history. So if you've got an eviction on your record and can't get anyone to lease to you, in the worst case scenario you can just let the eviction lapse from public record after seven years.