What is the Statute of limitations on collecting on $ owed against rent?
Question Details: April 2006 last month as a tenant.(business)
NOW my then landlord, now my employer tells me I owe him $3300 for past rent.(after I quit my job) and i am demanding my pay.
Can he still go after this money?
Answered 7 years ago|
I'm not a Colorado attorney, but my research suggests that the statute of limitations in your state, for a lawsuit on a written contract (the lease), is three years, which makes the supposed back rent claim stale. This is a shorter period than many other states, and I'd suggest you talk to a lawyer in your area to confirm this.
In any event, he cannot deduct this from your last paycheck, or use it as an excuse to hold that check back beyond the payday when it would have been payable if you were still working there. You can sue him if he doesn't pay you. He can try to sue you back for the "unpaid" rent, but he won't get far.
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