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past due rent Rent, Utilities

Discussion in 'Living in, Use of the Premises' started by lenisg, Oct 10, 2011.

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  1. lenisg

    lenisg Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I gave my landlord my 30 day move out notice on 9/5/11 and had not heard from him until 9/30 when he dropped of a envelope with copies of checks and cash that I had given him for rent since 8/2010. He claims that I owe him $2000 and he wanted me to pay him that amount before I moved or I would be in jeopardy of losing my section 8 voucher. I am disputing one month of rent that he claims that I did not pay him, after reviewing my bank statement I remembered that I paid him cash for that month and that he did not give me a rent receipt which has happened in the past except in the past he has made copies of the cash I gave him but still never gave me a reciept. He also tried to tell me that by law he could not keep my deposit and use it towards the unpaid rent. I don't know what to do and need help because I don't have that type of money to give him please help.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If you can't PROVE you paid, you'll likely be ordered to pay IF he sues you.

    The penalty that the Section 8 gang metes out to you is up to them.

    I suggest you speak with them about your landlord's allegations.

    They might be able to offer you some assistance.

    Otherwise, without a receipt or cancelled check to PROVE you paid, you have a very big problem.
     
  3. jacksgal

    jacksgal Super Moderator

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    Unpaid rent is grounds to terminate your section 8 voucher. I agree with last post talk to your worker
     
  4. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Lesson learned the hard way. ALWAYS get a receipt when you pay cash for anything. Without it there is no proof of where the money went.
     

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