Poynter Law Firm, LLC Warns Columbus of Landlord Scam

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Poynter Law Firm, LLC (http://www.poynterlawfirm.com) announces a warning to Columbus homeowners and renters. Scammers are renting foreclosed or vacant properties leaving the real homeowners liable for wrongful eviction lawsuits and the renters subject to lock out and/or criminal trespass charges.

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If you are a renter, investigate your landlord before signing a lease. If you are a homeowner and include your house in a bankruptcy or are under foreclosure, do not vacate your property until the bank has completed the foreclosure process.

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Poynter Law Firm, LLC has recently encountered several of these landlord scams in Columbus and is spreading awareness to potential renters, as well as homeowners who have left their homes vacant. As reported on November 14, 2013, The Columbus Dispatch also helped to warn unsuspecting homeowners and renters with an article about a fake landlord renting out foreclosed homes.Tenants should take notice of red flags. If a landlord only accepts cash payments in person at the residence, ask to see their identification.  

Angel V. Poynter of Poynter Law Firm, LLC recently worked with a homeowner who filed for bankruptcy and vacated her home, before the bank completed the foreclosure process.  The home was rented out on Craigslist without the owner’s knowledge. Attorney Poynter was also presented with a similar situation, wherein a prior tenant re-rented out the premises, collecting rent from and providing keys to a new unsuspecting tenant.

“If you are a renter, investigate your landlord before signing a lease. If you are a homeowner and include your house in a bankruptcy or are under foreclosure, you do not need to vacate your property until the bank has completed the foreclosure and the property is no longer listed in your name with the County Recorder’s Office,” said Angel Poynter. “Vacating the home can welcome unwanted people looking for a quick buck or simply a place to stay.”

Angel Poynter has been serving Madison, Clark, Franklin and Delaware Counties for the last four years focusing on civil litigation, including personal injury, real estate law, evictions, and wrongful eviction defense. Prior to forming Poynter Law Firm, LLC, Angel was an Associate Attorney at Wildman & Associates, LLC, a general practice firm in London, Ohio, where she handled a wide array of cases, including general civil litigation, personal injury, real property law, attorney malpractice defense, divorce, and dissolutions cases. Ms. Poynter recently took over the handlings of all Mr. Wildman’s personal injury cases throughout Madison and Clark Counties.

In addition, Ms. Poynter has experience in estate planning, as a mediator, and as in-house corporate counsel. Unlike other firms, when a client calls, they are not passed on to Associates or Paralegals; all clients work directly with Angel, the attorney. Understanding the importance of having legal representation, Poynter Law Firm, LLC continues to have competitive legal rates.

Poynter Law Firm, LLC is located at 1900 Sunny Court, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Additionally, Poynter Law Firm, LLC recently opened a second location downtown London, in Madison County, Ohio located at 11 East High St. This second office will allow for a more convenient location for Madison and Clark County clients. For more information, please call 614-434-8529.

About Poynter Law Firm, LLC 
Poynter Law Firm, LLC offers quality representation at an affordable price and will diligently advocate on a client’s behalf, working to satisfy all legal needs while providing the utmost care and highest attention to detail. Poynter Law Firm, LLC practices in various fields of law including personal injury law, real estate law, landlord/tenant law, business law and civil litigation. 

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