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I'm a property manager...

I'm a property manager, we have a very strict lease, l have a group of residents threaning to sue me, can this happen? How do l being to defend myself

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ga

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I have filed lease violations and l am going to tell my supervisor what l overheard them saying lastnight

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

They were interfering with a bed bug clean up, that's what this is about., they are angry because they are told to remove invested furniture to prepare for treatments

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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 1 month ago
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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 1 month ago

Good morning. Are you doing anything outside the scope of your employment? What is the issue?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I am a property manager, l have been there 4 years, l have a small group of residents who have decided that they don't agree with the lease rules concerning bedbugs treatments. The addendum is very detailed and states if they keep furniture that has bugs in it we do not pay for the treatment and they are responsible for the fee. most so far have complied to the lease and thrown away furniture. This group forming now says this is not right and they want to sue me for the lost belongings of those past and present residents . I work for a corporation, l am still waiting for my supervisor to take them time to call me, l told her l was having problems last week. I don't want her to decide just to get rid of me....
I'm wondering if I'm worry for nothing, should quit in run with my 4 year track record or fight it out.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm sorry l can't do the 50 at this time.
Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 1 month ago

Thank you for the reply. That is an issue between them and the owner/landlord. As a property manager, it is your duty and responsibility to manage the properties and enforce the lease. This is not something you control, as the lease is not between you and them and is between them and the landlord. There is no basis to sue you or try and hold you liable if they do not agree to the lease. They signed it and agreed to it when they moved in, so if they have issues now, they need to deal with the owner and sue them. If they tried suing you, you could have a basis to dismiss the lawsuit against you, since you are not a party to this, unless of course you actually do something to create harm or promise them something or do something outisd the scope of your employment.

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