Date Received: 2017-06-21T00:00:00
Product: Other debt
Issue: False statements or representation
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: On XXXX XXXX, 2017, I contacted XXXX XXXX XXXX through email to get clarification on why I did not receive my security deposit or any correspondents within 30 days of vacating the unit.
XXXX XXXX XXXX responded on XXXX XXXX, 2017, that they kept my security deposit, along with charging me an additional XXXX dollars for the alleged damage to the unit. I wrote a letter disputing those charges the same day. Approximately, 1.5 weeks later, they send me a letter with those same charges I disputed.
I called the corporate office of XXXX XXXX XXXX to get clarification on the charges. A representative send me over to the collections department, who indicated my file was with a collection agency by the name of All State Bureau. I asked the representative, how are they collecting on a debt that was disputed, without a judgment? She told me to contact the collection agency to dispute the charges.
It appears that XXXX XXXX XXXX violated Michigan law. According to Act 348 of 1972 554.613 Action for damages ; retention of security deposit ; waiver.
( 1 ) Within 45 days after termination of the occupancy and not thereafter the landlord may commence an action in a court of competent jurisdiction for a money judgment for damages which he has claimed or in lieu thereof return the balance of the security deposit held by him to the tenant or any amount mutually agreed upon in writing by the parties. A landlord shall not be entitled to retain any portion of a security deposit for damages claimed unless he has first obtained a money judgment for the disputed amount or filed with the court satisfactory proof of an inability to obtain service on the tenant.
This process was not followed.
Company: All State Credit Bureau, Inc.
State/Zip: MI 480XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2555847
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