Collecting money
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Collecting money (by Al [KY]) Mar 3, 2009 6:38 PM
       Collecting money (by Irish [MD]) Mar 3, 2009 6:49 PM
       Collecting money (by Al [KY]) Mar 3, 2009 6:53 PM
       Collecting money (by Carolyn [MO]) Mar 3, 2009 7:10 PM
       Collecting money (by Al [KY]) Mar 3, 2009 7:25 PM
       Collecting money (by ED [MO]) Mar 4, 2009 12:48 AM

Collecting money (by Al [KY]) Posted on: Mar 3, 2009 6:38 PM

State Specific Question About: KENTUCKY (KY)

I have a few past tenants that have moved and left owing me more money than I can get in small claims (1,500.00). How would I go about getting an amount as high as $4,000.00 owed in back rent and damages?



Collecting money (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Mar 3, 2009 6:49 PM

You have to take it to a higher court than small claims...since you do not appear to be knowledgeable on the process...time to hire an attorney to help...which I think you could add the attorney fees to the case...

But consider if this ex-tenant has the income and ways and means to pay if you get a judgment...if they are non-collectible and broke , then you might be wasting your time and money in attempts to collect. --71.168.xx.xx

Collecting money (by Al [KY]) Posted on: Mar 3, 2009 6:53 PM

Thanks for the advise, I think I will call a lawyer to see how much it will cost.

Collecting money (by Carolyn [MO]) Posted on: Mar 3, 2009 7:10 PM

In the past, our small claims court had a $1000 limit. Once I actually filed four different cases against a former tenant, each for a different issue, because I wanted to stay in small claims court. I got four different judgments. However, I wasn't able to collect on any as the wife quit her job and the husband retired and had a pension that couldn't be touched.

You could do one case for damages and another for rent if you want to stay in small claims. Many persons aren't collectible anyway.

Collecting money (by Al [KY]) Posted on: Mar 3, 2009 7:25 PM

I guess i should check to see if the past tenant is employed or not. I do know where they are living now and I also have a friend that is a sheriffe who could probable find them. Thanks

Collecting money (by ED [MO]) Posted on: Mar 4, 2009 12:48 AM

Carolyne - did you know where they bank? If you can find their bank and give them the judgement on or around the time the pension is deposited... you might recoup something.

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