Can i use small claims. I am a resident in another state.
Please advise if I am able to go to small claims court to pursue this matter. I was told NO because I no longer live in the state this occurred, yet I do own property there.
In Jan 09 I signed a agreement with a property mgmt co. in GA to find a tenant, collect the rent, and oversee the property. The Mgr. is to receive the Sec. deposit & 10% of the rent each month. In Jun 09 I found out someone was moved into the unit. 2M rent, a sec. deposit & app. Fee has been paid to Mgr. The next day he denied what happened. The TENANT provided me with a copy of the lease agreement, money orders purchased and receipts signed from the Property Manager I was using with his signature that they had received funds.
Is this true? I cannot take the Property manager to small claims? The amount I am requesting is $2,550.00 (Sec. deposit. 2 months rent ($850 x 3).
Am I able to req any additional funds to this amount? Can I provide ”My Statement” via phone, fax, internet to avoid numerous flights to GA?