Collecting damages
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Collecting damages (by Karen [MT]) Jun 26, 2009 4:04 PM
       Collecting damages (by Virden [OH]) Jun 26, 2009 4:42 PM
       Collecting damages (by matt [WV]) Jun 26, 2009 7:10 PM
       Collecting damages (by Irish [MD]) Jun 26, 2009 7:12 PM
       Collecting damages (by Irish [MD]) Jun 26, 2009 7:23 PM
       Collecting damages (by Gail K [GA]) Jun 26, 2009 8:39 PM

Collecting damages (by Karen [MT]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2009 4:04 PM

State Specific Question About: MONTANA (MT)

My past tenants damaged our home. We have a judgement against them but we can't get them servered as we don't know where they moved to. Any ideas or suggestions on how to track them down? --98.127.xx.xx

Collecting damages (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2009 4:42 PM

Can you rerun the credit check and see if a new addy shows? sometimes if you call the emergency contact and ask that person if you can have the new address to send out the settlement you could get lucky - do not offer much info just pull it back.

Collecting damages (by matt [WV]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2009 7:10 PM

This worked once for me. I called one of the references and said the tenant moved and when I was getting the apartment ready to rerent I found a wrist watch in one of the kitchen cabinets. I got the extenant's new address.

Collecting damages (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2009 7:12 PM

Your question comes up by others quite a do dome key word site search's on this site for more info...

I'll give you a couple...

Send a letter addressed to last known address with an endorsement on the evelope Address Service Requested...if they filed a change of address with the P.O....P. O. will send you a form with new address for a small fee...

Are they still employed at the same job?....Call to check...and serve them at work...

Hire a professional skip tracer...they might find for a rather small fee...compared to a large dollar damage cost...

Talk to past neighbors like Virden suggested about the personal reference...make up a story to tell neighbors you need to return money...need the address...

Collecting damages (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2009 7:23 PM

I really like Mike's creative idea about the let's take it up a step or two...

Call it an old railroad watch with an inscription on the back...sounds like it was the tenant's grandfather's watch...ect...

Or some apparent family photo albums left in a cabinet...

Make the supposed find sound very personal...

Collecting damages (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Jun 26, 2009 8:39 PM

I found where my deadbeat tenants ran off to by going through all the paper garbage they left behind.

In their hurry to sneak out of the place, they were kind enough to leave their new lease behind.


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