Can a landlord collect rent after they evict you, if you were current on your rent at the time of eviction?

Asked on October 13, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Nebraska

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A former landlord can try to collect rent after the eviction assuming the former tenant was current on rent at the time of eviction. However, from the undertones of your question, perhaps the claim for additional money could be for matters unrelated to past due rent such as damages not covered by the security deposit.

If you have a written lease agreement concerning your former rental, you need to carefully read it. Its terms and conditions control the obligations owed to you by the former landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law.

Potentially there are provisions in the written lease that you have with your former landlord that may explain attempts to obtain additional monies from you. Also, if the former landlord has written you a leter seeking such monies, read it carefully in that the letter might explain the basis for the claim.


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