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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. You may have a strong argument to make here. For that to happen, you need to show and support that the rent was sent and received but simply not cashed and applied. You just need to show it was sent/received on time and the $125 in late fees, should be waived. The old management needed to turn this over and provide it to the new company and if they did not, you should not be prejudiced. As long as you can show it was received by them on time and them not having it in their possession/account was through no fault of your own, then you can defeat this. You should advise them, in writing, that you are disputing the $125 in late fees and tell them that you are in the process of getting proof from Western Union, regarding the tracking of this and to allow you the 4 weeks, in good faith, to produce evidence. In the event that they refuse, you could pay the $125 and advise them that once you produce evidence, that you want to be reimbursed for the late fees, since they would not have a basis to assess them.
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