Can an apartment complex charge me fees after they evicted me 2 months ago?

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Can an apartment complex charge me fees after they evicted me 2 months ago?

I was evicted 2 months ago and was able to find a new apartment. The previous apartment cleared me of all charges at the time so I could move into my new apartment. Now they are trying to push the debt collector on me and want me to pay roughly $900. When I was evicted the 3rd and had paid for that months rent already. Also, I was not notified or taken to court during this whole process and they only gave me one day to move out.

Asked on January 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Texas

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you vacated the rental that you had where there was an issue as to money owed the landlord, from the question that you have written, it appears that there is still some issues that the landlord has with you for unpaid rent since he or she has apparently retained a debt collector as to you.

If you were evicted several months ago where you owe money for past rent or damages to the former rental, the apartment complex where you were can seek the money it claims is due it.

I suggest that you contact the former apartment complex to see exactly what the charges claimed against you are for.


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