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Bill collectors calling

Anonymous
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They say I broke my lease at my previous town house. They are right. I did. Because I lost my job and I didn't have any money to pay rent so I had to move out ASAP. They are trying to charge me 4500.00.

3042.00 for excellerated rent
585.00 charge back?
60.00 blindes
136.00 carpet
45.00 cleaning
497.95 for breaking lease
200.00 for trash
50.00 paint
50.00 taking trash out.

Mind you the house was clean when I moved out..... But I have no way of proving this. Is there a law about renters rights that can help me out?!?!
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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Nicoleb9
by Emerald Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Excellerated (accelerated?) rent? Is that the amount of rent left over between when you left and the end of the lease?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Um, you just up and left?

Rust.n.Gears
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Call the housing authority where you lived. They can help.
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nancym3
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I don't think you really have any rights if you just leave.
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HandMmom12
by Jody on Apr. 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM
I'd say you're probably screwed here. Leases are pretty solid contracts and unless you have proof of leaving the place in move in condition, you owe. I would try talking to your old landlord and try and discuss a hardship repayment. Or try consulting with a lawyer that specializes in tenant law. Good luck.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Like the housing authority in the town I lived?

Quoting Rust.n.Gears:

Call the housing authority where you lived. They can help.
RaynesMommy07
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 1:01 PM
I don't think there's much you can do if you just up and leave.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

ask for a payment plan or seek legal help, You are screwed.

Robsessed98
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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Nope, probably not. You signed the lease acknowledging the penalty for breaking it. Next time do a walk through with landlord and take notes and pics of everything that isn't perfect. Then do the same thing when you move out so they can't stick you with previous damage.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM
Thank you. :)

Quoting HandMmom12:

I'd say you're probably screwed here. Leases are pretty solid contracts and unless you have proof of leaving the place in move in condition, you owe. I would try talking to your old landlord and try and discuss a hardship repayment. Or try consulting with a lawyer that specializes in tenant law. Good luck.
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