Property manager didn't receive my approval before making purchases/upgrades. What recouse do I have?

Asked by Grayson, Los Angeles, CA Sun Jan 18, 2009

I have a signed contract with a property management company which states that all expenditures in excess of $300 which are not monthly or emergency in nature receive my approval. Recently the property management company made purchases of appliances and non-emergency upgrades to some of the units in my building withour my prior approval. Each individual instance was greater than $300. What recourse do I have against the management company.

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., , Los Angeles, CA
Sun Feb 1, 2009
You have contract - they have contract ! Hmmmmmmmm'

one party breach the other party prevails.

Sue them.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Sun Jan 18, 2009
DIFFICULT to state all matters are governed by the mgmt agreement you signed if the property mgmt company over step boundaries. If you intent was approve these changes I would not worry about however forward a certified return receipt stating circumstance.

HOWEVER if overstep boundaries w/o your approval confer with attorney had no authorization for any purchase I would seek reimbursement .
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Grant Linsco…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Jan 18, 2009
Hi Grayson,

I believe this would be more of a legal question for a lawyer than a real estate professional. If you are considering new property management, I have several that I could recommend for you to interview. Let me know if I can assist in any way.


Grant Linscott
Keller Williams Realty
323.333.6222 cell
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