Colorado renters may have eviction records even though they’ve never been evicted. Lawmakers want to change that.

The Colorado Sun: Every time an eviction case is filed by a landlord in Colorado, it produces a court record, even if the tenant wins and gets the case dismissed.

Those eviction filing records are swiftly scraped up by third-party tenant screening companies that use them to produce rental reports for landlords that aren’t always accurate. 

“And so the tenant –– a year and a half, two years, five years later –– may go to get a new place to live and find out that there’s an eviction on their record, when they actually were never evicted,” said Rep. Dominique Jackson, D-Aurora. “And certainly at that point, there’s absolutely nothing that they can do about it.”

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