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Can you tell me what state you are in?
Have you been served with a summons for an eviction?
Were you first given a notice to pay rent or vacate?
Have you been to court yet for the eviction?
Ok, then you have to pay the rent within that 5 days or they can then file a formal eviction through the courts which will show up on your record.
You can't decide that you want to use your security deposit for last month's rent. A security deposit is for damages to the property, cleaning, fees, and any delinquent rent after the tenancy is over and you have moved. So the landlord is completely in the right here and can evict you through the courts if you don't pay the rent within that 5 day period.
If you pay the rent, then there will not be an eviction filed in court and nothing will show up on your credit.
Ok, then apparently you didn't pay the rent within that 5 day period and the landlord has gone ahead and filed a formal eviction action. This will show up on your credit report and the only to make it look better is to negotiate with the landlord to pay them the rent and any court costs and have them dismiss the case.