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Property management company cannot identify who approved $2,500 in plumbing work.

Property management company cannot identify who approved $2,500 in plumbing work.

As the title states, I own a rental property, and it had $3200 in plumbing work done, – I only approved the $700 work from company A six months ago. Plumbing work (request, quote, work, bill) by plumbers A was finished and closed in a week.

But then 6 months later, I did not get paid by the management company. Management company now can't identify who approved the plumbing work by plumbing company B which occured 3 months after plumbing company A. The tennant said the B plumbers just 'showed up' and started working and replaced a bunch of PVC. B Plumbing company then sent the $2,500 bill to the management company, management company is now withholding rent payment (to me) until the bill is resolved (2.5 months rent).

I was never informed that the B work was approved, requested, estimated, in process, completed, nor ever given a bill, and didnt know I wasn't going to get $2500 in rent pay until it simply stopped showing up and I reached out to them.

Is this normal? It doesnt sound like it is.

Update1: First. Thanks everyone for the great advice. Too many to answer directly, (but thank you completely.) I talked to the management company this morning, and they had a lot of turnover in the fall, so they think someone errenously approved it on their end, and they didnt even get a completion notice. So it is a mystery to them at this time. They also agree that the plumbing bill was way too high. More to follow.

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