I own a house that I needed to rent when I relocated. I hired a real estate agent to manage the property for me since I would be too far away to manage it myself. Unfortunately I've had to evict the tenants due to not paying rent for over 2 months and fire my real estate agent because the agent was not actually working to collect. Since the tenants moved out I need to collect all fees that they owe me, so I asked the real estate agent for their personal information in order to either setup some sort of arrangement with the ex-tenants or to take them to small claims court, but the agent stated that I could not get this information because of privacy concerns and because the agent is working for me and for the tenant which I had no prior notification. Shouldn't the agent be working for me?
The agent works for you...not the tenant. But if I understood you correctly, you fired the agent, so that might be the reluctance to help you.
I will say spending time and money to sue the tenant may be a waste. Most small claims judgments go unpaid in NC.
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