When you owe debt and are behind in paying your bills, you may start to get calls from collectors in Maryland requesting repayment for the money you've borrowed. Although you may be required to repay the money, there are still laws that debt collectors need to follow....
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Month: March 2021
Can debt collectors garnish stimulus payments?
With the passage and enactment of the latest stimulus package, part of the overall American Rescue Plan, U.S. citizens around the country celebrated the much-needed financial help that the bill provides. Legislators kept their promise to add $1,400 to the previous $600 checks and deposits was welcome news.
However, they were not the only ones heralding the influx of money into bank accounts nationwide. Debt collectors were at the ready to pounce, taking away the financial lifeline to pay the delinquent debts of consumers, promise or no promise.
Resolving tenant-landlord security deposit disputes
When you move into a apartment or other rental unit, take photos of the conditions of the floors, walls, and appliances. Do the same when you move out! After you have moved all of your belongings out of the unit, take photos of the conditions. Proof that the unit was in good condition upon move out will help if your landlord decides to keep some of your security deposit.