Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Received letter in mail that is incorrectly post-dated to reflect within sixty day legal limit as expressed in lease?

I believe this was falsely post-dated as I received the letter over a month beyond the sixty day time frame as expressed in my lease. Correct forwarding address was given before my move-out. I have been attempting to contact property management to no avail. Letter states I owe rent for months and have also been charged for months I did not live there. Landlord has been deleting maintenence requests from the portal instead of returning calls/ emails/ messages/ deposit. I paid two months as deposit.

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The date of the letter is only a factor in determining the true date the letter was drafted and mailed. A better indication may be the envelope in which the letter was mailed. Often, the post office will electronically stamp the date at the top right-hand corner.

If you feel like your landlord is taking steps to withhold your deposit, then you may consider taking steps to document your payments, compliance, and so forth. At that point, reach out to an attorney to discuss your options.

The Colorado security deposit statute may provide some protections in addition to your lease.

Please be aware this is not legal advice. Do not rely on it. Contact a licensed attorney.

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