Will my landlord be notified that I filed for bankruptcy?

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It depends. If you are on a month-to-month rental agreement, then the landlord doesn't have to know that you filed. 

Written by Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad.  Reviewed by Attorney Andrea Wimmer
Updated July 22, 2020


It depends. If you are on a month-to-month rental agreement, then the landlord doesn't have to know that you filed or be notified. However, if you have an actual lease, your landlord must be listed on Schedule G of your bankruptcy forms even if you are current on your rent. Your landlord will be notified of your case, but it should not affect your lease.

To learn more about how leases are handled in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, check out our Guide to Leases in Bankruptcy.



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Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad

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Kristin is a recipient of Harvard Law School’s Public Welfare Foundation A2J Tech Fellowship. At Harvard Law, she served as a member of the Harvard Defenders, the Women’s Law Association, and the Harvard Law Negotiation Review. She was the 2016 – 2017 president of the Harvard Bla... read more about Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad

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Andrea practiced exclusively as a bankruptcy attorney in consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for more than 10 years before joining Upsolve, first as a contributing writer and editor and ultimately joining the team full time in August 2019. While in private practice, Andrea ha... read more about Attorney Andrea Wimmer

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