01-13-2013 02:54 PM
I broke my lease to move to California for family reason and I was unable to pay the $2000 fee.
I lived in Boston before I moved to California. My ex landlord in Boston was Equity Residential
Equity Residential sent me to collection company and now i owe them $3000 which was posted on my credit report.
My situation was that I was unable to find a job in California and I just now moved back to New England. For some reason, I was able to rent a 1 bedroom apartment in Providence RI. I guess the rent collection was not posted on my credit report at the time my current landlord checked my credit. Otherwise, they would not rent me a place.
My question is, if I contact the collection agency to make the payment, will I be able to rent a place in Boston after the payment is made?
01-14-2013 05:40 PM
The reporting date was some time in April, 2012. Not sure when it actually showed up on my report but I was able to get a one bedroom apt from another national property folks in July of the same year.
01-17-2013 12:08 PM
That will be at the discretion of the prospective landlord.
The best option is to offer the debt collector payment in exchange for their deletion of the collection.
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