Private Investigations and Personal Security/finding a bad landlord

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my ex-landlord (or his property manager) owes me my security deposit.
i called countless times -nobody gives me even the time of day to return my call.
the manager of the building where i lived also SAYS he only has this guy'd phonenumber-no address.
i checked with the assessor but  the company that owns the building only exists on paper.
all i have of this guy is his phonenumber and first name..i can trick him into answering my call by dialing *67 but in the end he just gives me an excuse and tells me he'll call back...
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GO TO COURT AGAINST HIM WHEN I HAVE NO IDEA WRERE HE IS AT?
can you give me an idea -i tried everything!
HOW CAN I FIND HIM?

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Well the property tax office has to have a real address to mail out their documents so send a certified letter to that one first asking for your deposit back.  Then, run a check on the telephone number(s) you have through the Internet.  Try a broad search first through google.com, yahoo, etc., using this sequence (XXX) XXX-XXXX.  Sometimes the number will be posted on personal pages somewhere.  Then, download a Free multiple search program from here and do the same thing:

http://www.copernic.com

There is a good chance the property owner has been sued so visit the local county courthouse and run a civil records check.  You can do a "hand" search, usually on an internal computer system by name so try all combinations (name of the property, by address, owner name, ...)  Now if all else fails, send a certified letter to the manager requesting your deposit back as legally, he could be considered what we call "Agent of Service" and be responsible for things like this directly.

Now someone at the county level should know who owns this property and have a way to provide you with a useable address, etc. so while your there, visit the property office and ask for their advice it how they can help you find who owns it.

Best of luck.

Michael
Director
TACTICS Investigations
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