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Several months ago, the contract for the car I'm leasing was…

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Several months ago, the contract for the car I'm leasing was about to expire. I was told I can upgrade and the dealership would cover the wear and tear, mileage, and the rest, it would all be taken care of. Now, the dealership is saying I owe money.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

2015 and apart from excess milage, it's in good condition.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

The problem is that there is a miscommunication going on. My case has gone to a collection agency and I'm being harrased by them. The issue is that the dealership supposedly sent a check covering my fees to corperate and the corperate is stating that they never received anything.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I provided a copy of the check from the dealership and presented it to corporate and they claimed that it was sent somewhere else. It's just a lot of miscommunication going on and I'm being put in the middle.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
do I have a potential lawsuit on my hands, because this is a huge waste of my time and I shouldn't be going through this hassle to begin with. I was assured by the dealership that I wouldn't have to pay for anything, that this deal would be taken care of hassle free.
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Hi, bear with me a moment while I review your question fully:-)

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
okay
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Thanks so much for your patience. If you were given assurances by the other party that they would take care of the wear, tear, and mileage on the vehicle if you upgraded, but they failed to honor this commitment, then this appears to be a classic breach of contract. A breach of contract just simply means that one party was obligated to perform and they have either have not performed or have said that they will not perform. Typically, the aggrieved party is entitled to be returned to the same position they were in before the breach. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for advising of a breach of contract. It's a bit easier (and cheaper) than going through litigation and I have seen it be effective in the past. If this doesn’t work, sadly, the only other option is to either go through an informal mediation or file a lawsuit in your local court.

This website is also pretty cool because they have some state-specific breach of contract forms that you can use as well. Click here to choose your state and get started.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No, that's pretty much it.
Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

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