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1) Have you moved out? - No we are still in the apartment.
2) Do you want to move out? I don't want to move, but will do so if necessary.
3) Are you willing to sacrifice your deposit in order to have the rest of the debt owed dropped (how much do they have in the deposit for you)? I believe that the deposit was about $800.
4) Or, can you catch up in one full payment, but, do not wish to pay the attorney fees? I can pay the past 2 months that are due, I just don't want to pay the all of those extra fees! The attorney fees and court fees are more than my rent!
FYI, the attorney states that the current balance of $3081.12 is only valid through 4/29/13. She states that it will increase by $53.50 on that date and again on May 1, 2013.
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So basically, I will pay everything except the court costs and the attorney fees. Does the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act have anything to do with this?
I asked about the URLTA because I'm trying to figure out what law or precedence to cite in the letter to the attorney and landlord stating why I'm not paying the attorney and court costs.
You previously stated that court fees are only awarded after judgement and that "The Court normally awards attorney fees only if the losing party has acted maliciously and/or has wasted the Court's time."
So with that being said, can I offer to pay the court fees, but not the attorney fees?
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