The tenant was obtained via the REA PM. The tenant has been late with the rent for ages, going to 14 days late and then paying, not late enough to start eviction. The lease ended yesterday and as I type the tenant is vacating the property with rent owing. I'm not sure how much as the tenant may yet pay. If there's a reasonable amount owing I'd like to take this to court, which in Victoria is only $59 at VCAT. My hope is that an order will be made and that an entry will then appear on the late tenant's credit file and NTD. These will then flag the tenant as a bad risk. I've never been to court over unpaid rent before, and am seeking advice: would the credit file and NTD be noted as I have shown above? I'd like to see all bonds that go to the landlord being on the credit file and NTD. Is this possible, or is a court order needed?