R&H Explains Renters’ Rights on Fox 31

February 19, 2024 | 1 minute read
Female attorney in front of skyline of apartments

A Colorado family is grieving the death of their father. They were shocked to learn their late family member is being charged for breaking a lease at the apartment where he lived. 

Fox 31 turned to Robinson & Henry to weigh in on the complexities surrounding rental leases after the death of a tenant. R&H Evictions Partner Kayla Banzali offered her legal insights in an interview with Fox 31 when a deceased renter is charged for breaking lease. 

“Technically, for lack of a better term, it is a lease break. But there is a frustration of purpose in obviously the tenant did not realize, most likely, that they were going to die in the middle of the lease,” said Robinson & Henry Evictions Partner Kayla Banzali. 

Banzali highlighted the unique circumstances surrounding this situation. She explained that while lease agreements typically outline fees and charges for various situations, landlords have the discretion to exercise judgment in exceptional cases.

Banzali emphasized tenants should be aware of their rights and can even request a written independent agreement if they are dealing with a serious illness. She acknowledged the gray area between the strict enforcement of the law and the moral obligations that landlords may consider in such situations.

“There’s always that difference between the black and the white of the law and what they can say we’re going to absolutely enforce and that kind of moral obligation,” Banzali said.

More Media Highlights
Attorney standing in front of bookshelf
9News Interviews R&H on Bankruptcy Proceedings
R&H Bankruptcy Partner Elizabeth German shares legal insights with 9News on the potential sale of Tattered Cover bookstore, offering analysis on the Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Read more

picture of aggressive dog in the background with photo of attorney matthew hamblin
Fox 31 Turns to R&H for Perspective on Dog Bite
Fox 31 TV interviews R&H Personal Injury Senior Associate Matthew Hamblin about the legal aspects of dog bite cases and when dog owners are liable for damages. Read more

Attorney standing with text of bankruptcy chapter 11 in the background
KRDO TV Asks R&H for Legal Insight On Bankruptcy
R&H Bankruptcy Partner Elizabeth German is interviewed by KRDO TV about a bankruptcy fallout when homeowners are left high and dry by a garage door company. Read more

Attorney standing in front of set of mailboxes
Battle Over Broken Mailboxes Fox 31 Turns to R&H
R&H Evictions Partner Kayla Banzali shares her legal insight with Fox 31 about renters’ rights when their mailboxes are broken and the landlord’s duty to repair it. Read more

legal image with text saying six attorneys named to super lawyers rising stars
R&H Attorneys Named Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Robinson & Henry is pleased to announce Kayla Banzali, Marlana Caruso, Mark Galler, Nicole Griffard, Alyssa Little, and Ryan Robertson are named to the 2024 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Read more
© Copyright 2024, Robinson & Henry, P.C.