A company out of Texas claims that it lost over $20,000 when one of its tenants failed to make two months of rental payments. MSV Family Ltd. Partnership filed a lawsuit on April 28th, in Jefferson County District Court against Safety Training and Rescue Services.
In the suit, MSV claimed that Safety Training had a contract to rent property at 3734 Highway 69 North in Nederland. Safety Training had agreed to rent the property a total of three months at $13,000 per month for a total of $39,000 according to MSV Family Ltd. Partnership.
Safety Training had executed its lease originally with DSJD Enterprise. However, the lease was later transferred to MSV when MSV bought the property from DSJD according to the suit. When MSV took over, Safety Training stopped making their monthly rental payments.
MSV suggests that Safety Training decided to stop making payments due to the fact that the company no longer had the option to purchase the premises like it did when DSJD owned the property. According to the suit, “Defendant apparently manifested this missed opportunity by refusing to make rental payments on the leased premises to Plaintiffs for February and March 2011.”
Due to Safety Training’s failure to pay their rent, MSV lost $26,000. In addition to that, MSV incurred repair costs in fixing up the property in order to make it marketable for commercial use. MSV was required to make repairs due to Safety Training making alterations to the property. MSV alleges breach of contract in its suit.
MSV is seeking damages in order to compensate the company for the terms of the contract. MSV is also seeking compensation for attorney fees, costs, pre and post-judgment interest and other relief that the court deems just.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record – Company seeks $20K in rental payments