I own a commercial property in Costa Mesa. One of my tenants died and Joanna T. Vogel was representing the Estate of the deceased. I had not received rent for a month or two when I found out that this had happened and Mrs. Vogel got a hold of me. I told her I needed the stuff out of there so I could rent the place to someone else ASAP. She said it may not be that easy and would take a while and that I had no right to touch anything myself. She promised to be out within 2 months, but it took her 4 months to get out.
She told me I needed to fill out a creditor's claim to apply for the rent owed and I would only be paid if
there is any money remaining from other obligations that the deceased owed. Altough, she was not clear on who should get priority before me and why the available funds would not be divided equally between all creditors according to the percentage of what is owed to them.
Needless to say I sent in my creditors claim and she replied that most likely there would be no funds remaining for me.
I called and sent her several letters asking her to provide me detailed accounting of where the funds went, but I never heard back.
Is it possible that she took the funds and paid herself first, rather than all the people the money was owed???? Yes it is and this is what comes to my mind. All I want from her is accounting details to so I can see what happened and if legally anything is owed to me, but she would not return my calls or answer my certified letters.
I highly recommend not hiring her. She is a poor communicator and I think she is scamming me of my money and that is why she would not show me the accounting details. She is also a liar since she told me she would have everything out by 2 months, but it took her 4 months to get out, causing me more lost money from rent.