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Posted by RON on February 18, 1997 at 10:37:40:

In attempting to acquire residence in another apartment complex, the prospective
landlord could not obtain a rental history from my previous landlord. The
previous landlord does not report to any consumer reporting agency, neither
did the landlord return any phone calls to the prospective landlord.

I was under the impression that there was a legal obligation, on the part
of the landlord to disclose this information?

Due to this non disclosure, I was forced to reside in a hotel for about 45
days, do I have any recourse? Can the landlord be held liable in any way?
Especially since the prospective landlord specifically stated, orally and
in writing that their denial of my application was due solely to the previous
landlord's non response. Can you help me?????????

It seems to me that landlords should be required to report rental history,
good or bad, since all kinds of repercussions can be had relative the Fair
Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Reporting Act, and Consumer Reporting.

I have done some research, But cannot locate anything that states specifically
that the landlord is legally required to disclose this information. Is the
landlord legally required to do this???

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