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Re: Urgent!How to settle this dispute?

Posted by John F. on December 19, 2001 at 19:18:59:

In Reply to: Urgent!How to settle this dispute? posted by Peter on December 19, 2001 at 14:32:24:

The manager should have contacted or spoken to you before going to an eviction procedure. As this is not your fault you should not be held responsible for an attorney fee. They knew where you were, it would have been easy to talk to you. The manager must have wanted you to pay the amount as billed for November, which would then be corrected on the December statement. As an alternative you should have at least paid the amount that you had understood to be correct. The account problem should not concern you too much as it is more for the manager to sort out, just write a letter with it to say that the suite number is not correct, but you are paying for this other suite. If there is a provision for late fees in your lease then you may still have to pay the late fee (?).

You could try to go past the manager and call the building owners to explain this. If that does not work you should write a letter to explain your side of this to them, so that you can bring it to court and show that you did try to communicate and resolve this.

At a court hearing, you should not lose. Just have to explain you side clearly. I think you will not need to pay Attorney fee unless the court rules against you.

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