Dear Customer,Thank you for using our forum. My name is***** am another expert on the site.If I understand your question correctly, you have an old Unlawful Detainer
that was entered against you, that you have paid off, and your landlord is now willing to have removed from the court records, but you are unsure as to how to do so.Unfortunately this is not commonly done, and it is not easy to do.It is however possible to try.What you are asking the court to do is to "seal" a civil court record. (Courts do not like doing this as it is strongly against public policy
of having court proceedings being public - there is a long history to this that may or may not be of interest, but it is basically designed to ensure that people are not prosecuted for civil claims in secret - a lot of bad things happened in English Courts and we try to prevent this by ensuring public records).The relevant rule or statute is California Rules of Court, Rules 2.550 What you can do is try filing a motion to seal the UD action by showing that having the UD on file is prohibiting you from finding reasonable accommodations. As I noted, the statute is strongly in favor of having open records, so your motion must show that there is "no less restrictive means of doing this" - so show that you have tried all other less restrictive means (such as having your landlord write you letters of reference, showing potential landlords the "satisfaction of judgment" from your case file, etc.), and you will also have to show that the UD is directly responsible for your inability to find a new home (so you must bring in letters or documentation from potential landlords denying your application specifically due to the UD).Assuming you are able to bring all of this to the court under the above Rule of Court, in a "Motion to Seal" the court may decide to grant your motion in which case the UD will be sealed from the record.But again, this is considered extraordinary relief and is not often granted (for the reasons identified above).There is no court form for this motion, you must draft your own motion using pleading paper. The Sacramento Law Library has a free template for pleading paper that you can use (I apologize I cannot provide a direct link as it does not come through the chat function properly, but if you search for "Sacramento Law Library Pleading Paper" you will get a link to a word processing version of pleading paper that you can format to match your case, along with instructions on how to use it.