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Does rental history show on a credit report?

Unless you have submitted rent payment history to credit bureaus or have been in housing court your rental history will not show up on a credit report.

No, your full rental history does not show up on a credit report. Landlords and property managers are not classified as creditors and therefore not required to submit previous rent payment data to consumer finance bureaus.

However, there are some credit report products designed for landlords which might include more of your renting data than traditional credit reports. For example, if you have any history of appearance in housing court (even if it was not for an eviction) then this may be pulled by a prospective landlord who you have permitted to run your credit. According to Transunion, landlords can purchase an eviction report in addition to their standard credit report. It will include:

  • Tenant judgements for possession and money
  • Unlawful detainers
  • Tenant judgements for rent
  • Failure to pay rent
  • Writs and warrants of eviction

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