Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Aug. 02, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity registrant name Front Yard Residential Corporation  
Entity central index key 0001555039  
Current fiscal year end date --12-31  
Entity filer category Accelerated Filer  
Document type 10-Q  
Document period end date Jun. 30, 2018  
Document fiscal year focus 2018  
Document fiscal period focus Q2  
Amendment flag false  
Entity common stock, shares outstanding   53,561,803