• Report: #1046329
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James "Jim" Duguay, Kathleen Teare, Atlanta Partners Property Management

  • Submitted: Thu, April 25, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, April 25, 2013

  • Reported By: Don''t Get Scammed — Norcross Georgia
James "Jim" Duguay, Kathleen Teare, Atlanta Partners Property Management
3177 Corner Oak Drive, Norcross, Georgia 30071 Lawrenceville, Georgia United States of America

James "Jim" Duguay, Kathleen Teare, Atlanta Partners Property Management Michael Teare, Atlanta Partners, 3177 Corner Oak Drive BUYER BEWARE: Duguay and Teare Ripped Me Off by Renting Me a Nightmare Home Filled with Problems Including a Known History of Floods at 3177 Corner Oak Drive, Norcross, GA 30071 Lawrenceville, Georgia

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: I've dealt with you before

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: 3177 Corner Oak Drive

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From James "Jim" Duguay, Kathleen Teare or Atlanta Partners Property Management, LLC


See the photos of this property, and read what happened to my family in this house. See Video at: http://youtu.be/lNya84UI2mg

Homeowner James "Jim" Duguay and Kathleen Teare, Atlanta Partners
Property Management, located at 1745 North Brown Road, Suite 150,
Lawrenceville, GA Georgia 30043, (678) 597-5888 rented a townhome to my
family at 3177 Corner Oak Drive, Norcross, GA 30071.


Based on my family's experience with these people, it is our opinion that they are a couple of con artists who scammed my family out of thousands of dollars in rent for a house that should not have been on the market in the first place. [continued below]....
..... We feel like they stole our money and left us to deal with their problems.

The structural foundation of this house was built in such a way that causes repeated floods throughout the time we stayed there. This house also sits at a low point on the land so 3177 gets other people's runoff during rain or flood. And the house was built cheaply with the sewage system draining under the house, rather than away from it as is the norm. The owner and the agent were well aware of the flooding problems and failed to disclose that to us at the time of rental, which is
against housing laws in Georgia. Yes, we are going to sue them. This house would have to be rebuilt from scratch or undergo major reconstruction to prevent the type of flooding we experienced. The house flooded whenever it rained because the gutters, piping and drainage were shot to hell. Then there was massive flooding downstairs anytime we showered. Then there was the most disgusting flood of all - a sewage explosion all over the downstairs bathroom which overflowed into
the living room, DINING ROOM, KITCHEN, from the front of the house all the way to the back. It was worst thing I'd ever seen.

What's worse is that there were other problems in this house as well.  Living at 3177 Corner Oak Drive was one hellish nightmare after the next. The owner James "Jim" Duguay and Kathleen Teare could not have possibly cared any less. They only did what was in their best interest and at their own pace.

My family was as flexible and understanding as possible, mainly because we did not want the inconvenience of having to move. But after experiencing numerous back-to-back problems with the house, we decided enough was enough. We had to take the loss of moving the family after only being at 3177 Corner Oak Drive for just over a year! Not to mention, it was an expensive move that we did not even have time to prepare for. That's when the con artists turned to a-holes. The owner
James "Jim" Duguay and Agent Kathleen Teare of Atlanta Partners Property Management forced a decision to demolish a portion of the house WHILE WE WERE STILL IN IT, BASICALLY RENDERING US HOMELESS! And they made NO OFFER to provide alternate accommodations. MOLD had grown all throughout the crawlspace under the stairs. They brought in countless loud industrial construction machines during the repairs and kept them running 24/7. Construction dust, sewage debris and mold residue was blown all over our furniture, dishware, book library; contaminating thousands of dollars in personal property. It also made me sick. I ended up contracted a rash over the areas of my body that were exposed
when we entered the property on the day the demolition took place. When Kathleen Teare threatened to hold us responsible for the damage to the house, we felt like we were under total duress and had no choice but to allow them to begin the work. Still we had no idea of the extent of the demolition they would do while we were at work. We returned home to a
house that had been torn apart and left to dry. The machine were so loud, we could not hear each other speak. To be treated in this way was just unconscionable.

Kathleen Teare added insult to injury by accusing us of trying to swindle money out of them when we complained of the conditions. I mean these ruthless heathens are beyond respite. I would NEVER EVER do business with Kathleen Teare, James Duguay, Atlanta Partners Property Management or anyone that is even remotely affiliated with these thugs.
Furthermore, they only patched over the problem superficially to sell it, but the cheap shoddy and location of the property are the real culprits, so the next set of occupants will likely have ongoing flooding and mold issues as well.

If you are thinking about buying or renting 3177 Corner Oak Drive, Norcross, GA 30071, think again. There are an unlimited number of houses you could choose from. No matter how cute they make the house LOOK, it's a nightmare waiting for the next set of victims to move in.  Why take the risk of having an experience anywhere near ours? And I'll tell you right now, the owner James "Jim" Duguay will turn his back on you because he is a heartless con artist thief that only wants to get rid of that jacked up house, that not even he wants to live in.  Don't be fooled by all the pretty fixtures like the cheap paint job
or plastic light fixtures.

If you thinking about doing business with Kathleen Teare or Atlanta Partners Property Management LLC, do yourself a favor and find a company that actually has great reviews INDEPENDENT OF THEIR OWN WEBSITE.


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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

I've dealt with you before

AUTHOR: lovemydobes - ()

nice language there mrs teare. You have got to be the most horrible "Landlord" ever. i rented a home thru APPM last year and the only thing they were worried about was getting their rent. the house i was in had to be exterminated before we could move any of our stuff in. specifically stated in the agreement that they are NOT responsible For extermination.  i wondered why that would be expressed in the agreement, but quickly found out why. Bugs spiders, even scorpions in the house. we had a bat issue that had to be addressed at my cost. we had a major MAJOR flooding issue when it rained. water poured into the garage, down the fireplace, and into the living room. they did not want to address those issues, since i was in a rental agreement only. the only important thing to Mrs teare was she got paid at the end of the month. greed.  One thing i can say this experience has driven me to do, is go back to school and get a real estate license. if for no other reason to prove that there are good people out there, that have other people's best interest at heart. this woman is the exact opposite of what a real estate agent should be.  You failed in your fiduciary duties. failed miserably. You are driven by money and god help your soul, you came into this world with nothing and you will leave with nothing. You should never let greed out weigh your commitment to being a truthful and honest realtor.

shame on you




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AUTHOR: Kathleen Teare - ()

 The A**** family lied when they filed the report on Kathleen Teare, James Duguay, and Atlanta Partners Property Management.  They are the ones who tried to Scam the owner out of money.

There was a sewer back up on the property that was caused by some damage to the outside piping inadvertently done by Georgia Power.  And in fact Georgia Power paid their cost of the repair. 

As soon as APPM was notified of the sewer back up by the A**** family, a remediation company was contacted and given permission to immediately start to remediate and take care of the back-up.  A plumber as immediately dispatched to address the back-up.  The owner's insurance company was notified  since it came under Mr. Duguay's policy.  The contaminated area was immeditely removed, fans were started to dry out the area and the tenants belongings were covered with plastic.  We suggested the tenants move-out and they refused saying they would move out at the end of the month which was 3 weeks away.  The tenants moved the fans around which they were instructed not to do, they removed the coverings from their belongings and were uncooperative in giving access to the property so the work could be done. 

They had changed the locks on the house and did not give us a key as required by the lease so we had to go through them to enter the home to fix it.  They kept denying us access.  If these type of issues are not immediately addressed the contamination will grow and the insurance company has a right to refuse the claim.  Yet, the A**** family kept insisiting on staying in the property despite the fact the work was trying to be done.  It was their choice to stay there almost 3 weeks after the flood happened.  They finally gave access and finally moved out 3 weeks later.  They were not charged any rent for that month and were given their full security deposit back promptly.  And in fact when this had happened on a much smaller scale a few months prior they were given rent abatements then. 

What the owner did not do was replace their furntiure which they demanded he do.  The furniture was not damaged but did sustain some dust on it due to the work being done and their removal of the covers that protected it.  They threatened the owner saying they would post items on the Internet which they have done.  They tried to scam the owner and use the situation to get new furniture which he refused to do.

Thank you, Kathleen

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