Articles — Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
A New Consumer Protection Rule on Evictions
Posted by Stephen Marshall on
I just have a brief update today, but potentially an important one. The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has issued a new rule that puts a new obligation on landlords, attorneys, and collection agencies seeking to evict or collect debts from tenants. The rule amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which applies to “debt collectors”. You can read the new rule and all the commentary on it here and can find a fact sheet on it here. DEFINITIONS OF “DEBT” AND “DEBT COLLECTOR” Under the FDCPA, “debt” is defined as “any obligation or alleged obligation of a consumer to pay...
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