How Long Does an Eviction Stay on Your Rental History?

A court judgment of eviction against an individual is a public record and stays on a person’s credit report for seven years from the date it was filed, says Credit Karma. However, when an individual first receives an eviction notice, there is no immediate effect on his credit report.

Once an unlawful detainer is filed against the tenant, and an eviction judgment is reached, the credit report changes to reflect the negative record. This make renting more difficult and sometimes even makes it harder to find a job because some employers choose to view a candidate’s credit report during the hiring process, says Credit Karma. Evictions occur for several reasons, including failure to pay, breaking the rental agreement and being destructive.