Tulisa Contostavlos must pay landlord £70,000 for damaged rented flat

Tulisa Contostavlos, pictured final evening at eight Northumberland Avenue in London, has been instructed to pay her former landlord £70,000

Pop star and former X Issue choose Tulisa Contostavlos has been instructed to pay £70,000 compensation over claims she ‘trashed’ her luxurious rented £1million flat.

The previous N-Dubz singer was sued after shifting out of the penthouse residence in Enfield, North London, in 2016, along with her landlord Andrew Charalambous claiming she left the previously ‘pristine’ property in ‘an appalling unlettable situation’.

The owner says that when he let the residence to the singer in September 2014, it was ‘in tip-top situation and when he took it again it was trashed’.

Mr Charalambous claims the injury to his property included the fridge door being ripped off, stains and cigarette burns on the carpets, the sink within the toilet being smashed and cigarette burns on the bathtub.

‘Miss Contostavlos, who’s a pop star, had quite a lot of events there,’ his barrister Max Thorowgood claimed at Central London County Courtroom.

Legal professionals for Miss Contostavlos, 31, instructed Decide David Saunders she ‘denies that any injury was attributable to her or that any injury is over and above regular put on and tear’.

However the choose ordered the singer – who mentored Little Combine – to pay her former landlord greater than £70,000, plus the authorized prices of the motion, after putting out her defence attributable to her failure to adjust to earlier court docket orders. 

Tulisa moved into the three-bedroom penthouse apartment in Enfield, North London, in 2014

Tulisa moved into the three-bedroom penthouse residence in Enfield, North London, in 2014

Decide Saunders instructed Miss Contostavlos she should pay up, regardless of her authorized workforce blaming the failure to observe court docket orders on a ‘breakdown in communication’ between her and her solicitor while she was abroad.

The court docket heard that pitta bakery tycoon Mr Charalambous, 44, leased his ‘model new, pristine three-bedroomed residence’ to Miss Contostavlos in September 2014 for a month-to-month lease of £3,466.

‘In July 2016, she returned it to him in what he alleges was an appalling – unlettable – situation,’ claimed Mr Thorowgood.

Mr Charalambous then sued for the prices of repairing injury executed and ‘the lack of the alternative tenant to whom he had agreed to let the flat after she vacated it’.

A part of the alleged hurt executed consisted of injury to carpets and home items, the court docket heard, with Mr Charalambous complaining {that a} fridge door had been ‘pulled off’.

The singer denied she had caused the damage to the luxury flat in Enfield, North London

The singer denied she had precipitated the injury to the luxurious flat in Enfield, North London

Mr Thorowgood claimed that even on the pop star’s case it was clear she owed her landlord a considerable money sum for the path of havoc.

‘It’s completely clear from the character of a number of the objects that are admitted – such because the stains and cigarette burns on the carpets, the sink within the toilet being smashed and the cigarette burns on the bathtub – that she didn’t take care of this property as she ought to have executed,’ stated the barrister.

Miss Contostavlos denies breaching the phrases of her lease, her barrister, Mark Brittain, defined.

‘It’s alleged that my shopper left this property in a little bit of a multitude, however she says she didn’t,’ he instructed the choose.

‘Her defence is that she denies that any injury was attributable to her or that any injury is over and above regular put on and tear.’

The star had agreed to pay £3,466-a-month in rent and signed a tenancy agreement in which she promised to pay for any damage or repairs needed because of her 'negligence or misuse'

The star had agreed to pay £3,466-a-month in lease and signed a tenancy settlement through which she promised to pay for any injury or repairs wanted due to her ‘negligence or misuse’

The choose dismissed her problem to a earlier ruling which had ‘struck out’ her defence attributable to non-compliance with essential court docket orders and had awarded Mr Charalambous £70,832 compensation – together with curiosity.

The court docket orders primarily involved instructions for getting ready proof in regards to the alleged toll of injury executed within the flat.

Mr Charalambous’ legal professionals argued that ‘no correct or passable rationalization for the breaches has been given’.

‘Insofar as any rationalization is proffered, it’s that she is an artiste who cannot be bothered to keep up a correspondence with/pay her solicitor,’ his barrister stated in court docket paperwork.

And he instructed the court docket: ‘It’s apparent what occurred right here: my shopper let his lovely new residence and Miss Contostavlos, who’s a pop star, had quite a lot of events there.’

‘You do not know that,’ the choose identified. 

The landlord said the penthouse apartment was in 'pristine' condition when she moved in

The owner stated the penthouse residence was in ‘pristine’ situation when she moved in

‘However my shopper shouldn’t have to hold the can,’ replied Mr Thorowgood.

Ms Contostavlos’ authorized workforce blamed the failure to observe court docket orders on a ‘breakdown in communication’ between her and her solicitor whereas she was working abroad.

This ‘prevented him from acquiring directions in time to adjust to the order,’ they claimed.

Mr Brittain urged the choose to present his shopper a final likelihood to defend her case, including: ‘The impact of refusing aid from sanction produces essentially the most critical outcome doable, it should successfully imply she loses.’

A lot of the proof within the case was easy, he argued.

However the choose was unconvinced and instructed the court docket: ‘The suggestion that this delay was attributable to these causes is weak.

Miss Contostavlos said there was nothing more than 'normal wear and tear' to the property

Miss Contostavlos stated there was nothing greater than ‘regular put on and tear’ to the property

‘It’s effectively established that contact could be made with people on this nation by both cell phone or e mail.

‘It could be that Ms Contostavlos has an agent however, even when not, being overseas isn’t a bar to remaining in contact along with her solicitor – significantly when she is conscious of the significance of this case, which entails a considerable sum of money.’

The trial of Mr Charalambous’ declare was initially mounted to go forward on October 29, however Decide Saunders’ ruling means the owner has now received his case in opposition to the singer.

Miss Contostavlos should now pay him a complete of £70,832 – together with curiosity – and shoulder the authorized prices of the motion.

However neither she nor her former landlord had been in court docket for the ultimate listening to of the case.

Tulisa pictured with Fazer (left) and Dappy (right) as N-Dubz at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2010

Tulisa pictured with Fazer (left) and Dappy (proper) as N-Dubz on the Isle of Wight Competition in 2010

Miss Contostavlos efficiently mentored the lady band Little Combine whereas a choose on X Consider 2011.

She initially grew to become a star with the Camden-based band N-Dubz over ten years in the past, and in July launched her newest solo single, Sippin’. 

A spokesman for Miss Contostavlos instructed MailOnline immediately: ‘Tulisa categorically denies these claims made about her and the injury to the property.

‘As a consequence of a paperwork error, Tulisa has not but had the chance to place her proof earlier than the court docket which she hoped to do at trial.

‘This newest judgment successfully prevents Tulisa from giving her aspect of the story. Tulisa’s authorized workforce are actually interesting this resolution and asking for a brand new date to be set.’