Need some advice former renter
Where do I start with this mess...I rented an apartment...had problems paying rent on time because my paycheck kept getting screwed up 6 times in 9 months!
I gave my leasing office letters written by my job as well as from the state of Md Central Payroll to why my rent was late, paid the late fees etc. When it came time to renew lease, I received a letter stating my rent was being increased by $132.00 per month due to utilities, maintenance, and salaries. I just happened to have a couple of conversations with my neighbors who informed me their rent was only going up $32.00. So I went to the leasing office to inquire why mines was 100.00 more...one month into what was suppose to be the new lease...I was told my lease wasn't being renewed due to late payments and that I was being forced to go month to month for a year. The lease clearly states "the landlord is suppose to inform th tenant in writing 60 days in advance to any changes to the lease and tenants obligations." They never informed me in writing of any changes and had I not inquired, they weren't going to tell me. Two days later I turned in my 60 day vacate notice because I couldn't afford the increase and moved 65 days later...got the agent to sign and copy the letter. The leasing office claims they never received it so I supplied them with a copy of my copy. I moved, gave them forwarding info etc. I moved 10 months ago...I decided after living in dc i wanted to go back to md and applied for an apartment only to find out there is a rent judgemant filed against me for the 60 days. Does anyone know my recourse in this situation?