My wife and I are buying a house and need to end our 12 month rental lease prematurely. We're in good standing as far as rent goes but we are unable to contact the property manager via 2 phone numbers that they left us. At what point would it be prudent to seek legal help?
It depends on your need/timing.
There may be limited actions an attorney can take but legal advice may be helpful.
I would suggest first trying to use resources at your disposal to contact the landlord or property manager. Unless you are depositing your rent via a bank deposit to the owner's account or an online direct deposit system, you must be sending it to a physical address. Try dropping a note to that address asking for a call to discuss issues of the house. Try entering the two phone numbers in a Google search and see if a new number has been assigned to that office. If you do not reach them or hear back soon, run a search for the owner of your rental on the Washoe County Assessor's website: https://www.washoecounty.us/assessor/cama/index.php It is public record and you are not invading his/her privacy if the only reason you need to access contact info is to discuss this issue of an early termination. If that does not work, at least you now know the owner's name and perhaps you can run some online searches to locate them on Facebook, Linked-in or another social media site to make contact. I hope you can catch up with the property manager or owner to make your wishes known!
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