Court orders landlord to give evicted tenant her building worth R65m

Court orders landlord to give evicted tenant her building worth R65m

- A San Francisco court has dispossessed a landlord, Anne Kilhagi, of her $4 million building

- Anne's tenant sued her after she was evicted so that Anne's relative could move into the rental apartment

- Before Anne's sister moved in, the building was valued at $2.5 million and shot up after the landlord refurbished it

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A San Francisco court has ruled that a landlord, Anne Kilhagi, has to give her $4 million building to a former tenant. It was reported that the judgment was based on the fact that Anne asked the tenant to leave so that her sister could move in.

The law in San Francisco doesn't give a landlord the power to recover possession of a rented apartment for the owner or their relatives to occupy.

It should be noted that in 2014, Kihagi bought the building for $2.5 million with money she managed for her younger sister.

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Now a landlord, she could not use the same building to assist her family, which was the reason she asked the tenant to vacate the unit, according to How Africa.

After the tenant’s eviction, her sister moved in in 2016. Following that, Kihagi did a makeover of the apartment and increased the value to $4 million.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Jacques Grové‎ took to the #ImStaying Facebook group to gush about his thoughtful tenant and how he helped her during the lockdown.

Grové‎ revealed his tenant, Natalie, could not afford to pay rent for May and she could only pay the partial amount for April.

Instead of kicking her out, Grové helped her out. He gave her a discount for April and completely wrote off May's rent. Natalie was so grateful, she decided to do something for her landlord and it touched his heart.

His post read:

"I wanted to share this. My tenant Natalie could not afford to pay her rent in May. She always pays on time and in full, but she is not allowed to work so she had to use her savings to put food on the table and buy other essentials.
"She asked me for a discount in April and I agreed, I trust her and know she would not ask if she did not really need to. I agreed to give her May rental off to help her get through the lockdown. Then she sent me this message a few minutes ago! Wow did that make my day!"

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Her message read:

"Greetings sir. I've painted the flat, started in March. I wanted to surprise you as I did it on my own will. The guy agreed that I pay him half half until I finish. It's someone I know and he is very good with his job and using his paints. I am now left with the small room, sitting room and balcony. The house is very beautiful from outside."

Grové‎ replied by thanking Natalie for doing the most to take care of his property without thinking twice.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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