I have a property in Atlanta. I paid the Property Manager 200 dollars to obtain photos of house prior to move in of tenant.Property manager proved incompetant and did not take care of the tenants and I fired him.I requested that he forward photos to my new property mangager and he has refused.BotXXXXX XXXXXne who owns the pictures me or the old property manager and what is my recourse to get the copies?.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Georgia
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Good evening. You clearly own the photos. The property manager was acting as your agent and you paid him to take those pictures on your behalf. If he will not turn them over willingly, file a suit against him for your actual damages....not only for the cost, but any deposit retainage you may now not be able to keep because you have no before pictures....plus punitive damages due to his bad faith. Once the suit is filed and ajudgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor and can have the sheriff servea summons on the losing party for a debtor examination. That forces the losingparty to meet the judgment creditor in court and answer questions under oathabout the losing party's assets. After that information is obtained, the judgment creditor has the power to garnish wages, attach bankaccounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the judgment.
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