Originally Posted by Alaska landlord
Short answer: Pay the late rent fees and keep your court date.
You are not entitled to profit from the banks mistake.
Not trying to profit here, just trying to get out of this mess. I feel as though the rental company mislead me in order to trap me into paying the additional fees.
When they initially notified me that they hadn't received my rent check, I told them that my bank sends the check automatically. The rental company's response was to "give it a few days to see if shows up." This was clearly the wrong thing to do, since it is costing me time and money now.
Shouldn't the UD say that I owe the company the late fee and attorney fees only? Isn't it wrong that it says I owe the month's rent + late fees + attorney fees? I paid the month's rent after 4 days of receiving the 5 day notice.
Or maybe they're going to pretend they didn't receive that either.
My court date is for the 11th of June. Should I pay June's rent in full? I may be evicted before the month is over.