My past apt. complex has charged me with "smoking fees" upon move out. Long story short, I refuse to pay $800+ for something l did not do. I want to take them to small claims
court because they refuse to drop the charges. However, that was in NC, I have since moved to VA. Is it possible to still take them to court out of state & if so, how do I win my case? Thanks!
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And just to clarify, have charges been officially filed?
Customer: It occurred in NC. I have not filed any charges yet. They have since reported my nonpayment to a debt collector.
JA: Have you contacted the manufacturer?
Customer: There is no manufacturer.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: the apt complex has zero evidence I smoked in the apt, they're going off an inspection performed 7 days after move out by a single maintenance man's judgement.. They did not persue less expensive cleaning options, instead they ozinated my unit for $800 and when asked for a copy of the bill, it did not have my correct address on it as the location where the work was performed. It is a multi-unit apt complex with active construction sites, with smoking workers, directly outside my windows For the enterim of my lease
. They found no other discrepencies upon inspection. I have a spotless rental history and refuse to let judgemental office staff ruin my reputation.