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Collections a year after moving out?

Discussion in 'Other Residential Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by Moksa, Apr 19, 2023.

  1. Moksa

    Moksa Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I lived in an apartment and moved out in September 2021. When I moved out I gave 60 days written notice and was given a final rent due amount that I paid. I did a walkthrough with the property person who said it was the cleanest apartment they had ever seen during a move out. I did not receive any document that said I would not be charge but I assumed it was good to go. I also did this walkthrough a month early as I was relocating so I paid for a month that I didn't live in there or have access to.

    I recently (end of March 2023) received a letter saying I owe them ~$500 and that they will go to collections if I don't pay them. This is the first I have heard of this. They do not provide details only "Balance owing on 60 notice"

    How should I handle this? It feels like a shakedown.

    Other information:
    I try to access the old online portals and none of it works. Maybe management changed hands?
    This was at a large apartment complex in Las Vegas Nevada
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Why not call up the person who wrote you the letter and talk about it?

    Say what you have written here and ask for an explanation.

    Then come back and report the results
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  3. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I second what @adjusterjack said, but I do wonder if you received your deposit back after you moved out.
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    It does seem somewhat shaky.

    However, I suggest you read the written lease.
    After that, search for any and all documentation related to your departure and subsequent walk through.
    Too bad you didn't receive or ask for something in writing after the walk through was completed.

    If you have a check out sheet, or proof of the walk through (with the name of the person conducting the walk through), you'd being much better shape.

    Do you have any pictures or a video (with sound) of the walk through?

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