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May 20th, 2015 garnerproperties
Legal Housing Services

At Garner Properties & Management, we understand that issues sometimes arise with your property or with tenants that may require additional legal action. This can range from unruly or disrespectful tenants who have caused disturbances to appealing a municipal tax assessment or violation.

As part of our integrated property management services, we have retained a general counsel for our clients and our own legal needs, providing a high quality of legal assistance at a reduced cost for our owners. Here are a few of the areas that The Law Offices of Aaron D. Cox, PLLC can assist with.

City Violations

In some situations, whether due to storm damage to a property, unshoveled snow, tenant refuse or other circumstances, your property may be subject to a city violation or fine. Sometimes, these penalties may have been unfairly levied or you may have documentation to defend yourself from the accusations that have been made. Our legal counsel can make appearances on your behalf to respond to these violations and address the alleged claims.


While rare, occasionally circumstances with a tenant are irreconcilable and require legal action to force an eviction. This typically requires a very defined series of actions and paperwork, sometimes including process servers and court appearances to facilitate a legal judgement. Our legal counsel can prepare and present these documents for you, and stand as your legal representative at any necessary appearances, helping you to ensure that your property is returned to you fairly and expediently.

CollectionsLegal Housing Services

Another potential problem a landlord may face is pursuing a tenant for unpaid rent. There are legal actions that can be taken to receive a judgement, which can then be processed to collect those payments on your behalf. In some cases, this can even include asset seizure or wage garnishment. Our legal counsel has experience working with us as your property management company to manage and collect all necessary paperwork and documentation required to prove owed balances in these occasions, and can assist you in securing your outstanding payments from delinquent debtors.

Property Taxes and Sales

Our legal counsel can also assist you with appealing a raised property tax assessment or drafting the appropriate paperwork for a land contract, sale, mortgage or closing. This includes working as your representative during sales and legal meetings, as well as filing supporting documentation to demonstrate your case during an assessment appeal.

The Law Offices of Aaron D. Cox, PLLC is also available to help our property management clients with additional legal needs, including legal protection options, such as incorporation or assigning properties to the care of a trust or estate. For nearly any real estate-related need, our partnership with the Cox law firm can assist you.

For more information on the full range of services available with Garner Properties, give us a call today at 888-658-2160.

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