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Can you give me some more details about your situation?
What are they saying you have done that is a breach of the contract?
What is your legal question I can help with tonight?
Ok, thank you for that information..
Have you been sued?
Has the house been rented after you breached?
What is your legal question I can help with? I am not sure what you are asking...
Ok, I think that I need to explain how the site works... Customers post a legal question and the attorneys on the site then provide a legal answer to the question.
I know that you entered a lease contract and then breached it and that the company/agent is calling you and demanding payment of the $5K..
But what I don't know is what your question is....those are just statements... A question is like "Can they do this?" or "Can they sue me?" or " How long can they come after me?" or "Can I be arrested for this?"...
See what I mean? I am good, but I can't read your mind to figure out what your question is...
Ok, if this happened in FL, there is a 5 year statute of limitations on a breach of contract action. So they could potentially sue you for up to 5 years after the breach.
But they would have to come to NY to sue you to get the power to force you to go to court. This would be very expensive to hire an attorney to pursue so it is likely that they will just continue to call and bug you about payment and then eventually give up.
However, since they have a legitimate claim against you, this wouldn't be considered harassment unless they were calling many times a day. Then you could have a local attorney send them a "cease and desist" letter stating that if they contact you again, you will sue them for harassment as well as filing a criminal complaint.
That typically is enough to get them to give up..
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