JNC lOSE AT HIGH COURT- BEECHWOOD HOTEL EVICTION
JNC appeared before the High Court today and lost it’s attempt to retain the Beechwood Hotel.
The action was defended on the basis that the former manager had said we could stay until his Management Agreement expired in May 2009.
The court heard evidence from Mohinder Kang of Manorcoast Limited , the owner of the hotel, that they had served notice on him to quit the property and end the management agreement in February 2009. Mr Kang stated that the manager Tom Ryan owed more than £11,000 in fees to Manorcoast.
The Judge would not allow JNC to give evidence about the way the grounds have been destroyed over the years, he did allow on numerous occasions Kang to state that it was the manager who was responsible for the damage. This was despite the fact the damage had commenced years before the manager was appointed and the fact that Kang had admitted the illegal felling of trees and was substantially fined.
JNC had offered to rent the property from the owners who have so far ignored our attempts to negotiate with them.
The Judge gave forthwith possession of the property and ordered the 7 defendants (6 of which are homeless) to pay more than £11,0000 costs.
This is a substantial setback in our attempt to restore the conservation area at the rear of the hotel upon which work has already started.
We will continue to attempt negotiations with Manorcoast to rent, with a view to purchase, the property to ensure that the conservation work continues whilst considering or options on this verdict……