My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Colorado
My boyfriend and I lived in a house last year where our landlord used the basement as an office. The basement also had a washer and dryer and a shower. Partway through he also installed a toilet. We were allowed to use the washer and dryer, so we went downstairs occasionally and frequently found the outside door open (even when it was snowing) and lights on. He has 2 small children and did laundry a lot.
He made a verbal agreement with us to pay for the electricity and water so he could use the old washer and old dryer. He never paid for that. We will be taking him to small claims court to get our deposit back, can we also sue for his portion of utilities during that time?