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My name is XXXXX XXXXX my goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I am sorry to hear of your difficult situation. Before I can give you an accurate answer to your question, please provide the following additional information:
What do you wish to achieve under these circumstances? Are you still using this property management company?
I look forward to assisting you as soon as I have received this information. Thank you.
I want her to pay for repairs on the house that have not been done and caused by the tenant, follow through on her promise to fix the yard, and I want to know if she owes me rent and the cost of utilities used for the ten days that I was locked out of my house.
No, I am not using this company. I have told her to hand over the keys to my realtor and have given Power of Attorney to manage the property to my realtor. The property manager has not handed over all of the keys though.
I see. Thank you for clarifying that.The property management company is likely in breach of contract for locking you out of your own property and a claim could also be brought for trespass and conversion or property since they changed the locks without your permission and prevented you from entering the property. You could also sue for loss of use of the property for the period you were locked out, but not necessarily for the utilities or mortgage, unless you have reason to believe they were occupying the property or you can show you would have rented the property sooner if not for their wrongful conduct.If the management company returned the tenant's deposit and did not withhold appropriate amounts for damages done by the tenant, they could also be liable for the damage caused by the tenant.Since you are out of state, it could become expensive to pursue legal recourse against the company, but small claims court permits you to pursue a claim without having to retain an attorney. Or you could retain a local attorney to communicate a demand to the company for damages. If they wish to avoid a lawsuit, that often motivates parties to come to a settlement for their wrongful conduct.
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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX very helpful!
You are very welcome! I hope you can get this resolved soon. It sounds as though the company did not fulfill their obligations to you in several ways. Good luck!
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