Deceased Aunt's Apartment
My husband's aunt died last week. He is the only surviving heir. I went to her apartment to find a will or power of attorney papers. I thought it was also our moral obligation (not legal) to clean out the apartment. I had a clean up crew called in and after an estimate in the thousands of dollars, I called the landlord. She said she would call be back with other companies that were cheaper. I left two days later, finding nothing and not receiving a call back from the landlord. The decedent has no estate, no assets and we probably aren't even going to apply for a Surrogate Affidavit for a small checking account balance.
Now the landlord is threatening to send us the bill for the apartment clean-out. Are we responsible? Thank you for the time.