Am I obligated to pay a bank or storage unit facility for services rendered if I never received a bill?

A rental storage unit is being foreclosed on. They weren’t picking up their phone for months. Finally I was able to get in contact with them and they told me how much I owed them. I requested for a bill to be sent an address. I still have yet to receive any bill ever. I talked to the BBB and the storage unit business now has an F rating. Is it illegal for them to not send a bill even if they wrote it into their contract that I signed? I want to find out what is the best course of action.

Asked on January 31, 2013 under Business Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you rented the facility and received use of it--even if you did not in fact choose to make use of it; the key issue is whether it was made available to you--then you are obligated to pay. A failure to bill or invoice does not allow one avoid paying for services, space, etc. he or she agreed to pay for.


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