Tenant alleges he spent more than $200,000 to maintain Lancaster property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

OROVILLE – A tenant alleges he incurred more than $200,000 in expenses to maintain a property due to the failure of the lessor to maintain it.

Marwan Jaradah filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the Butte Superior Court against Tony Mashour alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 1, 2003, Jaradah entered into an agreement with defendant Mashour to lease his property in Lancaster. 

The plaintiff claims pursuant to the lease agreement, the defendant was required to maintain the premises. However during period of the lease, the defendant allegedly did not repair the property, causing damages and significant costs to plaintiff for the repairs. 

The plaintiff alleges he incurred $201,600 in expenses to maintain the property with the expectation that he would be reimbursed by the defendant. He alleges that cost included $12,000 in damages to inventory from water damage and $16,000 to repair the roof.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for damages incurred in the amount of $201,600, plus costs of suit, and for such relief as is fair, just and equitable. He is represented by Lia M. Juhl-Rhodes of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza LLP in Chico.

Butte Superior Court case number 19CV00243

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