My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Colorado
I was unemployed for eight months and on a month to month lease for 7+ years. The landlord understood and stated "pay what you can" and I did. I was very thankful for that. After finding a job, I told her that I would pay an extra $200 per month to pay on past due rent. She agreed. There was NO written agreement on the amount of past due at that point. Because it was too much of a financial strain, I gave my 30 days notice to move. I moved and now she wants me to sign a promissory note for the past due rent. I am reluctant to do so, due to my financial situation. She stated that if I didn't sign, she would take me to small claims court and garnish my wages. I have not signed anything stating how much back rent I owe. I did send a letter thanking her for doing what she did and say I would pay her back. I did pay some, but it is definitely not the amount she is wanting in the promissory note. Because she chose not to evict me, does she have grounds for a small claims issue? Or would she ONLY if I signed the note and then not pay? The whole issue was based on trust, not a written agreement.