If I claim bankruptcy, can I seal those records from creditors and employers? 13 Answers as of July 05, 2016

My concern is to enable being qualified for certain apartment complex that does not approve bankruptcy backgrounds.

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Bankruptcy is a public record that can't be sealed without an extremely good reason. Most landlords don't care about bankruptcies, if you were a good tenant and employers are not allowed to discriminate based on bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 7/5/2016
Eranthe Law Firm
Eranthe Law Firm | Cate Eranthe
No. They are public records. Most apartments will allow tenancy with a co-signer or increased deposit even with a bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/30/2016
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
Yes that is a concerns as landlords do check credit some times.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/30/2016
Goldsmith & Guymon
Goldsmith & Guymon | Marjorie Guymon
No. You cannot seal your file.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 6/30/2016
Portland Bankruptcy Law Group
Portland Bankruptcy Law Group | Christopher J. Kane
When you file bankruptcy, all the documents that are filed with the court are public record and anybody has the right to see them. You cannot hide them from the public record, and if a potential landlord wants to find out whether you filed bankruptcy it is not hard for them to determine that.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 6/29/2016
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