I am in Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny county). I won an award against a former landlord in Arbitration after appeal and would like to finally collect my money.
The 30 days for the Landlord to appeal following the arbitration judgement have expired and I will file for Judgement on the arbitration claim on Monday. From what I understand I must now serve the Landlord with the judgement papers which will go on his credit report, and then I can finally demand my money.
Here are my questions:
1. How do I demand payment? Can I attach a letter with the Judgement when I serve him with the judgement form? Should I call him?
2. What is the best way to serve the judgement? Should I use registered mail? The Sheriff? Hand-deliver (his only office is a PO Box).
3. If he fails to give me my money, what options do I have? Can I report him to the credit bureau? The BBB? The really association in Pittsburgh? How do I go about doing this?
4. How often can I ask him to pay my money? Can I charge him a late fee if he doesn't pay? Can I charge him interest?
Thanks for any help. If anyone has links to resources where i could research this myself I would be in your debt. I am having a hard time finding answers on the Internet and lawyers won't talk to me for under $75 so I don't know what to do.