Tenant ordered to pay rent money


March 16, 2016

A woman was ordered by the Civil Division of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court to pay her landlord for rent owed up to February 29, plus costs.

The woman, Carmen Todd, was summoned to the civil court recently after rent totalling $168,000 was owed over an extended period.

The premises was rented at a cost of $12,000 per month.

When the matter was called up, the landlord, Mark Richards, told the court that he rented the property to Todd's son.

Carmen Todd, however, admitted that the rent was owed to Richards.

Resident Magistrate Opal Smith made the order that the money owed be paid, in addition to an attorney's cost of $13,016.

Both parties signed to the order in the presence of officers of the court.

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