Tenant sues over items taken from flat and sold for rent
A GOLD COAST tenant is suing her landlord and a court bailiff for removing items from her flat and selling them for what she says was a hundredth of their true value.
Chu Ching filed a High Court writ claiming damages of $2.08 million from landlord Banyard Ltd and court bailiff Wong Shing-sheung. She says her goods were sold by public auction for just $23,500. The property was seized in lieu of rent, but Ms Chu claimed she had paid her rent by cheque and the cheque had cleared. However, she returned from a trip to Beijing to find the goods had been taken and sold.