Is it Possible to fight a lease break case that is like a years old?

I broke my lease because of unconditional living conditions such as bed bugs, gangs, violence, drive bys, and much more. The manager at that time said that she could work with me and allowed me to move out. But she ended up going to jail, and sold the property and now its on my credit. So i can’t get an apartment. Help me Please

Asked on May 29, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.H., Member, California Bar / M.H., Member, California Bar

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, you face an uphill battle with the credit agencies.  You can go to freecreditreport.com and request a copy of your report.  Further, the site explains how to challenge, seek verification of, or submit an explanation surrounding a particular item on your history.  I don't see any basis for your recission of the lease, and the landlord's agent's verbal agreement to allow you out is likely unenforceable.  I do suggest you challenge the items in question and request the credit agency to obtain verification.  If you are lucky, perhaps the business is no longer in operation, they will be unable to verify and your challenge will be sustained.  Good luck.


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