Why should I care about what’s in my records?
Housing Court judgments against you—including evictions and orders to pay back rent—can have consequences long after they happen. They can show up in your “tenant screening report,” which landlords use to decide whether they’ll rent to you. Judgments can also show up in your credit report. And even if you satisfied the terms of the judgment—like paying the rent you owed to your landlord—an eviction might still be on your records. By knowing what’s in your records, you can take steps to fix problems that come up.