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I was fortunate enough to get a judgment against my tenant for back rent (8000.00) before they completely moved out of state. They left the house in a 'seriously' bad condition; extensive damage that the deposit does not cover. Has anyone had any luck suing for damages when tenants live out of state?

Maureen mae

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You already have the judgement. You need to hire a lawyer in the state you want to levy/garnish and have your Judgement 'Domesticated'. No need for a new lawsuit. This simply means it is now enforceable in another state. Once done, garnish wages. Make sure the Judgement appears on your former tenant's credit report.

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i hired a collection agency that is licensed in 48 lower states...they handle all this for me. true I do not get 1/3d of any monies they collect, but something is better then nothing. also they know the laws for that state
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