Am I responsible for utility bills that my former landlord failed to inform me of in an apartment I moved out of 5 years ago?

There was no written lease agreement.

Asked on June 26, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have moved out of your former rental more than five (5) years ago and there supposedly are unpaid utility bills that you owe your former landlord that you were not advised about until now, you are not legally obligated to pay such IF no lawsuit has been filed against you for such money by the former landlord in that any such claim most likely would be barred by your state's statute of limitations on the issue.

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