National credit bureaus collect information about the debt and credit habits of a consumer through the lenders as well as certain public records. Any judgment passed by a federal court which pertains to financial matters may be found on your credit report. In the case of non-payment of rent and subsequent filing of the suit and a judgment being passed in the favor of a lender for repayment or eviction will be listed on your credit report. The record will show the amount of money that you owe it to the landlord as debt and will continue to stay on the credit report for a period of seven years from the date when the lender first filed this suit against you for the violation of the rental agreement. A negative public record about this debt will further affect your chances of qualifying for new housing rental agreement if the landlord happens to check your credit report. If the landlord made an enquiry into your credit report before releasing you the apartment or house this enquiry will also reflect on your credit report and will stay on it for a period of two years. Not only can the judgment for eviction and over unpaid housing rental appear in a credit report but also in the reports maintained by certain tenants screening companies as well.