Q: I am being charged for the smell of smoke in my old apt, I do not smoke, nor was anyone in my apt that smoked what
(Con’t)...are my options in fighting this as I dont want it to go to collections
A: Your options include
1. Paying your landlord or not opposing deduction of the money from your security deposit
2. Paying an attorney to negotiate with the landlord but this might cost more than the charge you are fighting
3. Filing suit to seek the refund of your security deposit if you believe funds are wrongfully being withheld
4. Defendant a lawsuit pro se if you get sued or spending more than the disputed charge to hire and attorney to defend the case
I hope you can simply convince your landlord not try to charge you for smoke if you didn't smoke or have smoking guests.
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