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charged for smoke detectors not installed by Thriver on August 12, 2019 @17:13

I had a property management company last year managing my duplex. I asked them if they would please install smoke detectors. If they were any good, they should know legally you have to install them. I was in both sides of the duplex the other day & was shocked to find out they never were installed. I located the statement taking the charge of smoke detectors & installation from my rents. I have written to this company requesting my money back. I included both tenant's phone numbers, and even suggested they call them & go there to see there are no smoke detectors. The tenants didn't remove them, I know them & they wouldn't do that. The manager now is not getting back to me. All I'm requesting is my money refunded, and I don't think that's much to ask. I'm not going to just let this go because of the principal of being lied to & ripped off. Luckily there wasn't a fire, because imagine then what could happen after it was found out there were no smoke detectors & how I could show my statement saying they were installed. In the future, all management companies need to take pictures & videos to prove they've really done work. I highly doubt I'm the only one who has been ripped off by a no good management company or shady handyman. Do you think I should now just file a claim in small claims court? My tenants will be witnesses. The new property manager who will be starting September 1st was also inside each unit & saw there are no smoke detectors. He told me they by law need to be installed.
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Re: charged for smoke detectors not installed by Robert on August 13, 2019 @14:32 [ Reply ]
First thing is to get them installed immediately. Since you have tried getting a refund already you could try the BBB for resolution or file in small claims court.

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