Hi, we live in Virginia, and we are having a major issue with properly filing against an apartment complex (corporately owned) after moving out and receiving a $2000 bill for a month of rent we do not owe (we gave the due 60 days notice), along with a few weird apartment issues they had, mostly involving a stain in the tub (caused by a leak from an upstairs apartment that we had maintenance fix twice), along with a few other gotcha stuff, all of which falls in "normal wear and tear." We have photos of how we left the apartment the day we left, along with a copy of a request for a walk-through which never issued a response. The real problem is, we were told by the court office that we had to file in district court
bc this was a corporate entity and lawyers would be involved (on their end). We were trying to file in small claims
court. On top of that, we have received collection notices threatening to garnish our wages (not from a legal entity), plus this "debt" was immediately placed on our credit report
, even though we advised them if our intent to file. To top it all off, we received a weird phone call from a paralegal with the corporate office today telling us we could not sue the corporation (and could they have that in writing), plus a small compromise on their behalf where they offered a couple hundred dollars off the bill. Which seems odd, if they don't want to be involved. Basically, they refused to be served. So, can we file in small claims court against the general manager of the property? I guess it's considered an LLC. The clerk's office said no, but we've filed three times, at $60 per pop, and we need to get this right. Does this make any sense? Sorry in advance for any iPhone errors. Tough to type on this thing. Please just let me know if you need further information. Thank you so much.