Can an old default judgment be used to evict me? 5 Answers as of May 28, 2015

Can an old default judgment be used to evict someone?

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Ksicinski | Paul Ksicinski
Well the problem you have is no court will force a landlord to rent to someone. In other words, once your period of tenancy is up, whether it is a month or a year, the landlord can choose to not renew the lease so long as it is not an illegal (usually discriminatory or retaliatory) reason. So the landlord may not "evict" you for an old default judgment, but he/she may simply choose not to renew the term of your lease. Of course, if you lied on the rental application by not revealing the old default, that also is a legitimate reason for not renting to you.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 5/28/2015
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
If, as part of the rental agreement between yourself and your landlord you represented to him that you have never been sued or that you never had a judgment entered against you in a law suit a landlord might use that misrepresentation to attempt to evict you for breaching your lease agreement.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 5/27/2015
Law Office of Lisa Hurtado McDonnell | Lisa Hurtado McDonnell
Well if you lied on rental application it might be grounds for eviction, however, unless that was asked on the current rental application it seems like it not relevant. Your current lease should spell out grounds for eviction.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 5/27/2015
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Generally in landlord tenants matters courts do not like to enforce a judgment more than 56 days old.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/27/2015
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
I do not quite understand. If there is a previous judgment of eviction and it is not been set aside it then it is still, most probably, operative.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/27/2015
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