Apartment Contacted Debt Collector
I had to move to a new apartment last year as it was infested with coakroaches. At the time of move, land owner asked us to pay an amount for claening, and carpet changing due to infestation. I had actually left the apartment very clean and tidy. They claimed, we caused the infestation. I contacted an attorney then and he send a letter to the lanlord that they can keep the security deposit of $300, but no extra money will given to the landlord.All most 8 months later, I recieved a letter from the collection agency saying that i owe them $500. When i checked my credit score, it looks like they have not reported it to the credit beuro yet. My question is,if I pay them the money immediately, will they still be able report it to the credit beuro. I am in this country myself, and in school now. I have no time to argue with anybody. So please advice me, whether i should pay them asap, so it wont affect my credit score. If i pay them, will show it in my credit score. It has not been reported yet..
Thnaks a lot