Can I sue my apartment complex if they prevent me from purchasing a home?

Asked over 2 years ago - Richmond, VA

My former apartment complex gave me a bad reference and it may stop me from closing on my home. I have never been late on rent. They claim I owe 1700 dollars for damages done to the apartment when I moved. I would just pay the charge but the collection department for the apartment has no record of the bill because the apartment complex hasn't submitted the bill to collections department. What can I do?

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Doubt it, at least not on the facts you reported. The LL did not prevent you from purchasing a home--your overall record was not sufficient to overcome whatever it was that the LL reported.

    If you did damage that you admit to (and in your post you seem to agree that you did do damage), and still owe the LL $1700, were you expecting they were going to provide you a good reference?

    Recommend you work with the LL to clear up the bill and then reapply with a different mortgage company.

    READ THIS BEFORE CALLING OR EMAILING ME: I am licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Virginia.... more

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