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Collection amount incorrect
In 2012, my husband and I broke our lease to move to my home state expectantly because my father was having health issues. We explained the situation to the management office and agreed to be liable for any rent owed while the unit remained vacant. I left a forwarding phone number and address when we dropped our key off. As the office was closed, I left them in the drop box. A friend of ours that lived in the complex called us a week later to tell us the apartment was rented so I called the office to find out what they wanted to do. I offered to pay a prorated amount for the week it was empty and the agent told me she would check with the boss to see if they would charge us or just waive it. I didn't hear back so I assumed (silly me) all was well. Now looking at my and my husband's reports there is a collection account for almost $4000! Our monthly rent was only $995. I haven't contacted anyone about this yet, I want to know my best bet. I have nothing in writing, I didn't keep the ladies name or anything...what are my options? I was thinking about asking for verification but what's stopping anyone from sending an invoice with that amount on it?

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