I own a home in GA but live in FL. We are now retired
Military and have used the same property
Management company to rent our home
We are on our 3rd tenant with this company. The
first 2 tenants were well managed but this one is a
nightmare. This tenant rules the
Co. and by default me. We have since found
that she has a "long standing" relationship
With this Co. She owes May, June
and July in rent, $3600, and $2500 in unpaid
late fees. The property manager says late fees
belong to the company and not me until they are
deposited per GA law. She has always been a
slow payer but the timeline is now longer and longer.
In June I asked for an eviction and repeatedly
called the lone agent in the office.
Two days ago he told me
the eviction had been filed an it was in the
hands of the sheriff to serve her. I called
the sheriff- not filed. He lied. I have hundreds
of emails to back everything written but none
of him telling me the eviction was filed.
Problem: If I fire the company I will be out
the money from the tenant AND owe the Co.
Help: Please do not reply that I should fire the
Co. That's a given. I also know this his gone
on far to long. Since the tenant has been in our
home we have survived a war, a retirement
and a near fatel car accident
. What I need to know is
1. Can we legally file an eviction while a Contract
/ power of attorney
is in place?
2. Can I sue the mgmt. company for the
balance of rent and late fees? I know I'll get
A judgement once the tenant is out but I
have no idea how to collect.
3. Once fired, what happens to the security
deposit? And will I have access to her SSN etc
So I can pursue collection?