Ridgefield, CT asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut

Q: Connecticut residential lease- tenant signing and their attorney as trustee

i am the owner of a single family home that I am renting- A tenant is renting from me and has signed a lease with her attorney co signing as trustee (the attorney manages the tenants trust fund)- Does that mean the attorney is legally responsible if rent is not paid or home is damaged etc? i.e.- Would I be able to sue the attorney if home is damaged beyond security deposit or rent is not paid?

1 Lawyer Answer
Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick
  • West Hartford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: The attorney is signing in his capacity as trustee of the trust so he is not personally responsible the trust is. If you had to pursue the trust for payment you would name the attorney as trustee as defendant in a collection suit to obtain a judgment against the trust.

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