Per Pima County Court in Tucson, a judgment is valid for five years, yet, rental judgments filed against me over five years ago for late payments, continue to appear on my AmRent, Inc. report, and a judgment from January 2010 is on my Equifax credit report. I paid all late rent within the same month that I was late and never was evicted. The fact that AmRent, Inc and Equifax continue to report the judgments has had a negative effect when I attempt to rent apartments.
Judgments in Arizona are valid for five years, and can be renewed for another five years. Even if the judgment was not renewed, and is therefore no longer enforceable, it can stay on your credit report for seven years after the date of entry. So a judgment entered in 2010 can show on your credit report until 2017. AmRent is likely to be considered a consumer reporting agency like Equifax, and therefore can report the judgment for 7 years. You have a right to add a comment to your report stating that you paid the rent that same month and were never evicted.
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