Lessor issued a receipt that Lessee has paid the rent for the month of April 2019. Can Lessor still collect from Lady the rents for January, February and March 2019?
2 Answers from Attorneys
No. My understanding is the lessor can only go back no more than one year. See a landlord-tenant lawyer to confirm.
I disagree. 1. It depends on whether the receipt says rent was paid THROUGH April, or only FOR April. 2. It depends on whether it was under a written or oral rental agreement. If oral, Lessor is out of luck due to a 2-year statute of limitations. If written they can go back four years.