Q: Can I get brought to court on a 4 year old lease for problems found after and inspection. What can I do.
We lived in Utah 4 years ago. We did a final move out inspection with no discrepancies. The other day we received a text message that we owed money for cleaning and paint repair. They are threatening to turn over the info to an attorney which will affect my credit. They have not contacted us in 4 years about this and our emails and phone numbers have not changed. They are also ignoring my emails about providing the last move out inspection and any proof (photos etc.) of the damages. What can I do.
A: Utah State Code 78B-2-305(1) says that a party (like a landlord) may only sue for damage to the home/apartment within 3 years.
It's possible the text is someone who learned a little of your info and is scamming you. If it is the real landlord, they no longer will be allowed to sue as more than 3 years have passed.
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