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JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Ohio
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: We were the tenants. No evictions. Property Owner has registered false claims to a debt collector
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Property Owner has first stages of dementia. Debt Collector/retired attorney mailed us a bill. Where do we go from here?
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: Richard - Bizlaw, Attorney replied 10 months ago
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will try to help you. Please remember I just report or interpret the law, so the outcome may not be what you hoped for.

Have you informed the attorney who sent you the bill that you do not owe anything? Have you checked with the credit reporting agencies to see if they received a mistaken report from the landlord?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
We were told we had 30 days to dispute bill. Bill was sent to husband and I with both our names misspelled. Property Owner and bill collector do not have our social security numbers or apparently the proper spelling of either of our names. So, no that was our question. We just received the bill. Should we send the collector a dispute letter disputing and falsified debt? Should we ask the debt collector for proof? Isn't there a law somewhere stating a business owner cannot send falsified bills to bill collectors for collections?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The property owner has entered the beginning stages of dementia. The bill property owner sent for collections is bogus and untrue. Should we send dispute letter to collector and ask for proof - which both parties will not have. Do we leave it alone because the entire case is bogus and false? Do we let it go to credit collections (if they can) and dispute it at that point? What legal grounds do we have at this juncture?
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
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Lawyer: Richard - Bizlaw, Attorney replied 10 months ago

You should send a dispute letter to the attorney disputing the bill. You should also indicate that if they persist or file a false report with a credit reporting agency you will file suit under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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