Tenant sues over items taken from flat and sold for rent

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 July, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 July, 2000, 12:00am

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.