Houston, TX asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: I'm staying in a weekly room and I currently got overcharged on a pandemic crisis $800 for one week when they only charg

When they are in charge 400 a week on the neighbors said telling me that they have brought me I'm so I'm trying to think should I make them serve me court papers and say cuz they're still trying to charge me

2 Lawyer Answers

A: Hi! I am trying to understand you question. Are you asking if they can up the pricing? If so the answer is yes. If you are asking if they are allowed to double charge you for one week when it was only supposed to be $400? My guess is it was incidental and can probably be address with customer service.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This sounds like a matter of civil law rather than criminal law. This type of dispute does not typically become criminal unless there is an accusation of trespassing or property damage. Even an eviction, if they go that route, is a matter of civil law. It may be faster, easier, and cheaper to resolve the issue with an out-of-court agreement with the operator than to handle it in civil court.

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