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Do I owe less because I over payed rent?

Fort Collins, CO |

I have been paying $850 in rent for the past ten months because of a verbal agreement between me and my property manager. My lease states that my rent is $775 every month. I have come to an agreement with my property manger to pay the remaining rent owed for the last two months and to vacate, but have not talked about the amount. Do I legally owe him less because I have over payed my rent for ten months?

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If there is a verbal agreement to pay a higher amount, you don't have a right to setoff the "over payment" because it is actually the correct amount. Unless you have some reason to contest the verbal agreement, it seems to me that you have paid the correct amount.

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