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Question: About five months ago, my husband and I rented an apartment. Now my husband is being transferred to another city. If we do have to move soon, we’ll break our lease by six months. The landlord says we will owe him for leaving early. Is he right?

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Q. My car was repossessed. Now, a year later, I received a notice from a debt collector that I still owe $6,000. How can this be? They have the car, shouldn’t that be the end of the matter?

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Q. Can the new owner of an apartment complex no longer accept checks, money orders or cashiers checks and make me pay online? It clearly states in my lease that I can pay online or at the management office by check or cash.

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Q. My apartment lease was up in December. Since that time we have had a month-to-month agreement. I am now moving out. I gave proper notice. I am afraid my landlord will not return my security deposit. Can I require the landlord to use my security deposit for the last month’s rent?

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Q. I hope you can assist me with this problem. I purchased a car from a dealer that purchases vehicles from auctions for re-sale. The vehicle was purchased under a contract that said it was “as is” and did not come with a warranty. It has been two days since the date of purchase, and this vehicle now has major problems. What are my rights as a consumer wanting to return this vehicle and get a refund? Don’t I have three days to change my mind?

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