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Kristi Gaston, Other/Just Looking in Castle Rock, CO

The place I rent from lost my rent payment, Im an unemployed single mother, (getting unemployment) I am now being taken to court, this is the 3rd

Asked by Kristi Gaston, Castle Rock, CO Fri Sep 25, 2009

time this has happened, but the first time I have to go to court. Can I fight this? How do I go about this?

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How can your Management office loose a Rent Check 3 time?
If they lost the Check the Money must still be in you account and you write them a new check. Problem solved.
Brian
http://www.kennarealestate.com/denver-property-management.php
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 26, 2009
If "the place" you rent from is an apartment complex, I would suggest calling The Better Business Bureau and filing a complaint. This seems odd for a company to lose rent checks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
Try a Cashiers Chack or one of the HUGE Checks like when you win the Publisher,s Clearing House.
Brian
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 5, 2010
I assume you paid cash or you wouldnt be in this situation. Dont stop paying, talk to an advocate.
http://www.hud.gov/local/co/renting/tenantrights.cfm
Web Reference: http://www.owngj.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 4, 2010
Kristi,

Brian hit the nail on the head. If the check was lost and not cashed, then just write a new one and cancel the old ones. If the check was cashed, go to your bank (if you can not do this on-line) and get a copy of the cleared check. Bring this to the management office (always have a copy for yourself) as proof. This is the 3rd time that your landlord or management company has lost your check? I'd also question on whether I wanted to live there once my lease terms were met. If you do end up going to court, bring copies of your checks, cleared checks, bank statements, etc. Anything that proves that you paid the rent. However, if the checks never cleared...start keeping an eye on your bank account once you write a check and bring your account up-to-date with your lease (if those checks never cleared, then the money should still be there). Just as an FYI - evictions do not look good on a potential tenant when they are applying for a new rental home and yes, people do check this out along with background checks that will bring up any proceeding. You will always need a place to live, try to work this out.
Good Luck!
Barry
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 29, 2009
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