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I co signed a rental agreement for my adult son who is 50 years old. The agreement I signed was dated August 2015 thru July 2016. My son remained there for another year and a half. He has now moved and the original landlord is sending me a bill for 5000 dollars in damages etc. The charges are not in order.

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1. am I still liable since no new contract was ever signed?

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I am in Missouri, and I am preparing a letter to reply to his outlandish charges.

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Thanks for your patience. You don't owe anything on that previous lease agreement. A contract terminates at a time agreed upon by the parties. If a tenant wishes to stay on the property after the end of a lease agreement, then a month to month agreement is created that specifically binds the tenant and the landlord. In your case, if the lease agreement ended in July 2016, you are no longer the co-signer on the property. Month to month agreements were created from July 2016 until now, meaning that only your son is the one responsible.

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You may want to consider just writing a cease and desist letter that they no longer contact you about this matter. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template cease and desist letter (click here). Lawyers use letters like these often to enforce their client’s rights. It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation. How else can I help you today?

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