I leased a house in my name from August of 2000,until August of 2001. (1 year) Upon expiration of the lease I moved as I had remarried. My deposit was kept of $850.00 as my grown son remained living there. He continued to live there with approval by the landlord who did not require a lease with him, basically on a month to month until August of 2003. My name was not tied to this property any longer after the expiration of my lease in August of 2001.
When I pulled my credit report, it shows that I owe that landlord $9500.00 for damage done long after my lease was complete and certainly not by me. What are my rights? Pray tell as my husband has passed and $9500 means the difference between making it and not.