Could going to court over my security deposit hurt my credit?
October 17, 2006 4:40 PM Subscribe
Security Deposit Dispute: Will going to court hurt my credit?
posted by Xalf to health & fitness (10 answers total)
I'm considering going to court to get back more of my security deposit and my landlord has suggested that going to court might hurt my credit rating. This thread
suggests that a landlord could ding my credit rating over money I owe him, but is there any way that losing an attempt to get back some more of my deposit could hurt my credit? Even if I didn't want to pay him a debt I owed him, I couldn't because I'm the one who thinks I'm owed money. I'm in Michigan, USA.
Oh and I'm not interested in discussing the merits of my claim or the merits of taking such a small claim to court.