Delamere Estate sued over breach of contract
35 yearsThe agreement was supposed to run for 35 years. Damon revealed that on March 11, 2017, the Sleeping Warrior Lodge experienced a fire accident, with 90 per cent of the camp site being razed, which left her counting loses. She said it was after this incident that Delamere Estate started demanding for the termination of the lease agreement. Damon has, however, said the fire should not be the basis of a lease termination. This is because the tents were being reconstructed and would be insured. Mr Coulson, who was submitting on behalf of Delamere Estate, agreed that there was a lease agreement running for 35 years. He, however, claimed that since the fire incident, the camp site has never been reconstructed and no business was going on. Therefore, the value of the site continues to depreciate. He also claimed that the estate's efforts to reach out to Damon through emails and letters to explain the site's position have been futile. “There have been no tourism activities on the site for over two years now, which violates the lease agreement,” said Coulson. He said Damon's suit was an abuse of the court process and should be dismissed. The case will be mentioned on February 3, next year.
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