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Tenant evicted but how do I collect for damages? by Brenda (Arizona) on October 19, 2012 @12:59

                              
Evicted tenent for non-payment of last months rent. Got court approval but tenant left before we needed to take further action to evict. Once we got possession of property the carpet was heavily soiled with dog urine. Needed to replace carpet, padding, door keys, garage door opener, shattered glass top on stove, paint 3 rooms (tenant spraypainted words & partially painted walls with black paint) and drew pictures on other parts of the walls. Also I had to pay HOA fines that were tenant responsibility etc...
Question: What is my first step to try & collect for these damages that were found once we got possession of property?
How do I find the tenant or where they currently work? All I have is name and my property mgr has social security number and possibly other info?
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Re: Tenant evicted but how do I collect for damages? by Anonymous on October 19, 2012 @13:28 [ Reply ]
What did the tenant list on the application for friends, emergency contact, etc.?
Re: Tenant evicted but how do I collect for damages? by Bill on October 19, 2012 @14:52 [ Reply ]
Some landlords run a second credit report to obtain places of employment and a current address.
Re: Tenant evicted but how do I collect for damages? by Bryan (Ia) on October 20, 2012 @11:12 [ Reply ]
First step is to send the SDSS in the time allotted by your state's LL/T law.
Re: Tenant evicted but how do I collect for damages? by OK-LL on October 21, 2012 @10:18 [ Reply ]
You need to see what info/docs your PM collected on the ex-tenant. Surely the PM has an application form which provides employer, personal contacts, etc. I'd start there. You can personally serve at employment in most cases, or you might get a friend to drop info on where the ex-tenant's living now, and you can personally serve him there. You must gain personal service in order to obtain a money judgment. Also, you might try using the "address service requested" option with the post office; you can find info on this at the USPS.gov website. Good luck.

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