If my grandfather passed away by suicide and his apartment manager is trying to stick me with a bill tocover remodeling due to the smell, do I pay?

He was my grandfather on my mother’s side. The smell has saturated everything in the apartment and the apartment manager is trying to stick me with the bill for the carpet, paint, cleaning services, and leaving the apartment without a 60 day notice. I have not signed anything or agreed to anything verbally and my name is on nothing except the Will.

Asked on November 30, 2011 under Estate Planning, Texas

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are not personally responsible or liable for paying anything to your grandfather's former apartment manager for anyhting in connection with his former apartment. Rather, your grandfather's estate would be responsible for the payment of the claims of the apartment complex.

Most likely there may be insurance for the apartment manager to possibly cover the issues that you have written about concerning your grandfather's former rental. I recommend that you do not sign any documents obligating you or any other family member for the bills submitted concerning your grandfather's former living unit.


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