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Did you send the evicted tenant a written itemized notice about his security deposit when you evicted him?
Ok, that is the only thing that leaps to mind because even if you have to evict them, you still have to send them an itemized letter about the deposit deductions within around 45 days or so to their last known address. If they didn't give you a forwarding address, you send it to the rental address..
That might not be it, but the statute of limitations is 6 years so it could be.. But if they were stupid enough to try and sue, you can still counter sue for all your damages.
As for the neighbors, they could sue if there are lots of issues under a theory of private nuisance and try to claim that you were allowing a nuisance to remain on the property. But they would be paying an attorney a few thousand up front, so it may not be likely that this is the reason.
But it could also just as likely be an attorney for an estate trying to contact you because someone named you as a beneficiary to a will or trust..
So just no way to know until you pick up the letter..
Yes, it could be that the attorney just looked you up on the Tax Records office website and saw that property as being listed in your name and just decided to send the letter there...
You need to contact them immediately and tell them that they obviously have the wrong address because you haven't had any work done. I would send them a certified letter and state that if they actually file a lien, you will hold them liable for "slander on title" and for any costs for having any lien removed.
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