Take a look at the contract you have with the management company. If it gives you the right to inspect the books and get an accounting of what money is coming in and going out, you can ask that they they give you access to that information per their agreed upon contract. Then you could see if legal action is necessary.Otherwise, if you know they have tenants and you are not getting any money, something is amiss. You would want to hire a lawyer and sue for the breach of contract and/or breach of fiduciary duty and/or conversion of property. (You could not handle this yourself from the UK without a US lawyer who could actually appear).
dear zoey... i am still the person with a house in detroit from which i sought to have a rental but about which i am getting piffling information from the managing company..no receipts, no monthly accounts ; i think there is no tenant,hence the endless excuses for not providing the key or any tenant's contract; the truncation of information has seen all sorts of excuses. can i send you please the contract? with some sample emails for you to look over?? with a view to at least threatening to take this company to court??please say - and i can pay you to take this step??would it cost a great deal to take this company to court?? the girl has not provided her surname.i have kept all the emails from the start.they show her contradictions about the tenancy.
hi zoey thank you for your helpful reply..very useful.i understand your position and realise you are in new york etc etc. on re-reading the contract i note that the company is supposed to 1 render monthly statements of receipts,expenses and charges required to rent,maintain and manage the property and 2 to use due diligence in the management of the property during the agreemnt term
apart from a request to pay a one-off fee as a reserve $500 i have not had any bills,receipts or notification properly of charges no othing apart from evasive emails.... ne rent informed first tenant moved out but i am told there is someone else.i have seen no tenants; contracts. what do you think?? i can ciontact michigan assoc . many thanks elli logan
hello zoey thank you again for your helpful reply..yes i think she is in breach of contract; i didn't risk too much on this purchase...just as well!was hoping to bulk out my pension. do you know please what county/state detroit is in? i don't yet feel robbed blind ..i found out there was no one in the house in the summer...i had mail returned..i think there is no tenant but i am being told there is.also she didn't get the one off 'fee' i was asked for either..she apparently didn't cash it. i was told originally the rent was up to date. i have kept all the emails.clearly they are hand in glove with the company over here.. i will pay to pursue them through the courts so long as it is reasonable, many thanks excellent and rapid reply mrs logan
hello again many thanks yes i do need to be told what is going on..when i use the reply tab to get in touch with the bar association i have to fill in a bar which asks me to fill in the county BUT i do not see michigan...so do not seem to be making contact. is there a snail ie overseas/normal address for the bar association of detroit please?? i am sorry to be a pest i realise the county is michigan,,, many thanks mrs logan
hello zoey many thanks for the clarification over here we just have counties within the country many thanks i will have a better day now all best wishes mrs logan
hello zoey i am that person who has no rent yet for her property in detroit..i am having no luck in raising a person who would look into things for me.. no reply yet from that michigan bar group..do you know a society who would definitely help???... i can transfer funds regards mrs elli logan
Try Martindale.com They are a commercial lawyer referral service and you can search for a lawyer by location and specialty. Avvo.com is still another commercial lawyer referral service
hi zoey i am in one of those situations in which the management company will feel secure in that i will be seen as being impotent to move against them..but i will persist. am i looking for a case of negligence? legal malpractice.?..sorry to be a duffer - my field of expertise is the arts. i am selling this property as soon as i can. many thanks mrs logan(elli)
hello zoey thank you for sticking with it.. i have contacted avvo website so hoping a lawyer over there( usa) will agree to further advise me and act for me... i have been an amateur landlord for many years..a couple of properties.. and try to treat people decently. i will persist with this. the managment company are not replying at all. breach of contract as you say. thank you for reponding to me with excellent information mrs logan