Valley renter takes property management company to court
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Robert Bryson moved to Treasure Valley from Maryland in the fall of 2011, renting a Nampa townhouse managed by the Meridian-based company, Park Place Property Management.
Bryson and his fiancee moved out of the townhouse last October. Now, four months later, Bryson is taking Park Place to court.
"They [Park Place] screwed us," Bryson said. "They destroyed everything. They don't care about anything but themselves and money."
This renter filed two suits against Park Place in Nampa's small claims court for $5,000 each.
Bryson alleges Park Place stole hundreds of dollars from him including a $750 security deposit and charged him more than $400 in unnecessary home repairs.
"I want Park Place to quit ripping people off," Bryson said.
But, Andrew Propst, the president of Park Place disagrees with Bryson's assessment. Propst argues his company did not steal one dime from Bryson. Instead, Park Place claims their tenant violated his renter's policy.
"The fact of the matter is," Propst said, "the reason he didn't get his money back is because he didn't give a proper 30-day notice. If he would have given his 30 days, he would have a received a very nice refund check. Sometimes you have to make decisions that are the right decisions and it makes one or the other side upset. We are in the right in this matter."
Bryson tells Today's 6 and Fox 9 his lawsuits weren't filed with the intention of receiving a refund, rather, justice.
"I want people to go to jail," Bryson said. "If I would have done that, stole money from people, I'd go to jail. They [Park Place] are no better than anybody else."
Bryson and Park Place representatives meet in Nampa's small claims court Friday at 10 a.m.
Stay with Today's 6 and Fox 9 for continuing coverage of this story.