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Will My Landlord Be Notified That I Filed for Bankruptcy?

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Your landlord will be notified when you file for bankruptcy if you're on a lease. If you are on a month-to-month rental agreement, then the landlord won't be notified that you filed. 

Written by Kristin Turner, Harvard Law GradLegally reviewed by Attorney Andrea Wimmer
Updated September 15, 2021

If you are renting when you file for bankruptcy, you may be wondering if your landlord will be notified of your bankruptcy filing. The answer is that it depends.

If you are on a month-to-month rental agreement, then the landlord won't be notified and doesn't have to know that you filed bankruptcy. But if you have an actual lease, your landlord must be listed on Schedule G of your bankruptcy forms even if you're current on your rent. Though your landlord will be notified of your case, it shouldn't affect your lease.

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

Written By:

Kristin Turner, Harvard Law Grad


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

Attorney Andrea Wimmer


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 as Managing Editor. While in private practice, Andrea handled... read more about Attorney Andrea Wimmer

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