I complied with the agreement & moved out by said date. I was reassured by the attorney that I wouldn't be responsible for the $4k or any fees pertaining to this. I never got to present my counterclaim or see a judge. I obviously thought it was reasonable especially because of everything I endured living in that apt. The case closed in housing court but unfortunately they went to district court & filed a claim against me for the amount above. I was never made aware of this situation & therefore I was in default for not going to court to defend myself. In march 2012 I was denied an apt because it turns out this went to collections & showed on my credit report
as now owing over $6k. I immediately went to research on all of this & found out what they did. I have the summary judgment
from housing court which states the following written by the attorney:
the defendants agree to voluntarily vacate the premises on or before 5/17/10.
The parties agree that this is a no fault eviction but was brought due to defendants insufficient income.
The parties agree that the plaintiff reserves any and all claims for rent against defendant and defendant reserves any and all counterclaims they may have against plaintiff.
Judgment for possession
only is marked.
Since I defaulted I filed a motion to remove default, vacate judgment and dismiss allowed by a judge in June 2012.
I thought with this my case was closed which is false I called the collection agency & now it's up to over $8k. A new court date has not been scheduled & after speaking to a collection agent at their attorneys office of everything that took place they told me if I had considered suing them. I now have to file the motion to answer late etc. This is still reflecting on my credit. I was misinformed & told to sign something that was not completely explained to me and in my eyes i complied & assumed this was closed &
done. By april i had already started working i had a toddler & newborn, & returned to my employment in march at night as a bartender in a hotel. I was sleep deprived & stressed i didnt want to complicate things further & thats why i complied with the order.I plan to file my answer on Monday & set a court date & I can't afford an attorney so I want to make sure to
present my case correctly & accurately.