Posted by matt on January 07, 2000 at 12:08:30:
In Reply to: Collector says Landlord can sue for rent, even without contract. posted by Cody on January 07, 2000 at 10:04:53:
Don't sweat it.
Collection agencies will tell you anything - You see it's quite often only them that gets
the money - not the original company/organization to which the money is owed. These organizations,
often "sell" lists of "defaulters" to collection agencies that make their money, intimidating and
harrassing the person in debt - whether it is a legitimate claim or not. All they want is to
collect the debt - partially or in full - That's what they do. Sometimes the collection
agency keeps only a percentage of the collected monies.
In short - don't worry about it. It's ultimately your word, against someone elses that you lived
in that place at all - no matter for how long. Nothing in writing - no contract or signature means
no legal claim, and any judge worth his salt would throw it out.
If the collection company contacts you again, either in writing or by phoning - simply tell them
"to stop harrassing you, and cease correspondence" - They are legally obliged at that point to comply.
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