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I broke a lease in August 2013, and was informed by the office staff that I would have to pay a concession fee of around $1200, but I never heard any more about it. I recently pulled my credit report and found that this account was assigned to a CA. I sent a validation letter to the CA, and they sent me two pieces of paper, the final page of my lease, showing my signature, and a move out form, which was not done in my presents, that listed a cleaning fee of around $150, and Damages at around $500, along with numerous other fees. The apartment was clean and there wasn't any damage to the proper
Texas, under it's state version of the debt collection act allows as a remedy for violations of it's rules the ability to sue for "actual damages". What could one claim as "actual damages" when the jdb violates the law by "attempting to collect interest" that is not "expressly authorized by the agreement? I have proof from multiple mailings that the JDB is adding about 21% interest per year to the balance of the alleged debt. I would like to sue them for this, but I don't know what actual damages would arise from them jacking up the amount allegedly owed. Any ideas? Here is the law they