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Tenant sues landlord it says rented out already-leased property

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By Bree Gonzales | Feb 27, 2019


PRINCETON — A tenant is suing a landlord and another tenant, citing that its lease renewal is valid and still in effect.

Randomworld Ltd. filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Bobby A. Clemons Sr. and Opportunity Knocks, Inc., alleging that Clemons granted Opportunity Knocks a lease agreement for the same property Randomworld is leasing.

According to the complaint, Randomworld alleges that it renewed its Aug. 10, 2016, lease agreement for the RR 4 Box 570G, Princeton property, which was agreed to by Bobby Clemons and his wife (now deceased). However, after Ms. Clemons' death, Bobby Clemons granted Opportunity Knocks a lease agreement for the same property while Randomworld's Sept. 27, 2017, contract is still in effect. Furthermore, the defendants have denied Randomworld possession of and entry to the leased property. 

The plaintiff holds Clemons and Opportunity Knocks, Inc. responsible because Opportunity Knocks' contract allegedly is null and void. Additionally, the plaintiff's Aug. 10, 2016, lease agreement with Bobby Clemons was effective until Oct. 1, 2018, and was renewed on Sept. 27, 2017. The Sept. 27, 2017, lease renewal is effective Oct. 1, 2017, until Oct. 1, 2019. All lease agreements have been signed by Bobby Clemons.

The plaintiff seeks a declaration that its Sept. 27, 2017, lease renewal is valid, in effect and enforceable by Randomworld. It further seeks that costs and attorney's fees be awarded against Clemons and for any other further relief the Court may require. It is represented by Brian K. Cochran of Brewster, Morhous, Cameron, Caruth, Moore, Kersey & Stafford PLLC in Bluefield.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 19C18

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Brewster, Morhous, Cameron, Caruth, Moore, Kersey & Stafford, PLLC Mercer Circuit Court

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