Wilburn, it seems like it might be good advice to shop around to find a company that you feel comfortable with. Being able to be on the same page as the cleaning company as they clean things in your house seems like it might help things go more smoothly. I have a brother who is looking for a carpet cleaning company to clean the carpets in his new home and this might be good advice for him. http://www.diamondcarpetcleaning.ca/services.html... more
Unless there's written documentation supporting your allegation, though, it'll be your word against hers. She'll probably claim that it was a gift to her and her husband. Can you prove differently?
However, something doesn't smell right about this. I don't understand why you did all that--give her cash and a power of attorney. Why not buy the house yourself and be her landlord? Why do all that if the property was to be bought in YOUR name? In that case, just hire a lawyer to do it.
And who drew up the power of attorney? If it was broader than was intended, you might have some recourse against either the attorney or the settlement company.
But this is a real mess. You definitely need an attorney.... more