Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Colorado

can a roomate change a verbally agreed rent price?

Three of us agreed upon a specific rent price based upon how much bedroom space we have, a couple of days after we first moved in. About to make a third payment of rent, one roomate claims he does not think the rent is divided fairly and won't pay the amount he verbally agreed to with me. Is he obligated to pay his original amount because he told me he would? It doesn't say anything about our negotiations on the actual lease, but he gave us his consent.

Asked on 10/03/00, 2:40 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Charles Aspinwall Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC

Re: can a roomate change a verbally agreed rent price?

He is obligated to pay his share of the rent based upon the actual % of space he occupies. If that is what he agreed to, then that is what he owes. If the actual figure is something different, then he owes that amount.

Get the agreement reduced to writing next time.

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Answered on 10/31/00, 5:02 pm

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