Denham Springs, LA asked in Collections, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Mississippi

Q: hired a realty company to manage property and they didn’t pay utilities, do a walk through or collect security deposit.

Shouldn’t they be responsible for upholding their end of the contract? I’m out of pocket paying for repairs and now I find out the electric bill wasn’t paid the last two months of the tenets occupation of the property. They don’t want to take any responsibility or pay the bills that are owed from the time they took over management.

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Assuming that you have a valid contract, because the company has failed to adhere to the terms of that particular contract, you may be able to terminate the contract, especially if they continue to be unwilling to follow it. If the company received funds that were supposed to be allocated to paying particular bills, then they be responsible for misappropriating the funds that they received, and therefore could be liable.

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