Posted by Kay on June 07, 2000 at 16:31:12:
Can I be blacklisted for an attempted eviction that was achieved illegally, and was then unsuccessful? I was turned down for an apartment because they said there was a judgement against me by my current landlord 5 years ago. The conditions in that apartment were apalling, we withheld rent for a while to get them to make repairs, then they tried to illegally evict us by saying our payments did not arrive on time, which was a lie, and I proved it on paper.
Even the court personnel remarked that the landlord's actions were wrong, and the court ruled in our favor, and we are still living in that apartment.
Now, however, I am blacklisted because of this, and it seems I can't get an apartment. I called housing court to find out how to get records of this information, and I was told that there is some company in Florida that is making money giving out this information on tenants to landlords, and that many tenants have complained that they are giving out wrong information, causing people to be turned down for apartments. How do I get access to this information? What can be done to stop, or regulate companies like this that are giving out false information?
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