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firsttimerenter

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What is the name of your state? Maryland

I have recently moved out of my apartment. The renting office is claiming I owe roughly $2,000 for water damage caused while I wasn't home. I have known about this for over a year and I have advised them I will not pay the them. Long story short, what do I need to do? Do I press the issue and tell them I am not paying and get a lawyer, or is it really up to them to do something to try and get their money? Thanks.
 


BL

Senior Member
firsttimerenter said:
What is the name of your state? Maryland

I have recently moved out of my apartment. The renting office is claiming I owe roughly $2,000 for water damage caused while I wasn't home. I have known about this for over a year and I have advised them I will not pay the them. Long story short, what do I need to do? Do I press the issue and tell them I am not paying and get a lawyer, or is it really up to them to do something to try and get their money? Thanks.

If the Damage was caused by YOUR fault they can sue you .

If there was some kind of repair that needed to be done , you needed to request it in writing return receipt certified mail , and keep requesting the repairs , and keep copies of your request and the return receipt ( for your records ) .

If you verbally told them they can deny it , and sue you for failure to report the problem .

You always need to follow you State's Landlord tenant Laws , and any Lease .

By all means consult a Landlord tenant Attorney Up top of this page click on FIND AN ATTORNEY NOW .
 

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