Ramifications Of Courtney Love Property Dispute Litigation Expert Danny Revitt Explains The Importance Of Ensuring Property Affairs Are Properly Documented 20.03.2012 A US property dispute involving Hole frontwoman Courtney Love has shown that even rock stars need to ensure their property affairs are properly documented. Litigation expert, Danny Revitt, explains.Reports in the US have revealed that Courtney Love has been involved in a court battle with her landlord Donna Lyon who was trying to evict her for non-payment of rent.The court in New York heard that Love’s original agreement was to pay both a deposit and six months’ of rent upfront, but Love alleged that the terms were then altered so she could pay her rent on a monthly basis. However, the landlord alleged that the original terms applied and claimed, therefore, that the 47-year-old singer owed rent.Judge Jean T Schneider dismissed the proceedings after ruling that the payment and acceptance of rent on a monthly basis supported Love’s contention that the variation to the rent payment arrangement was a binding agreement. The rent allegedly owed was therefore “rent not yet due”.A dispute relating to an alleged unauthorised alteration to the townhouse remains unresolved.This may have been a high-profile case due to who was involved, but it has highlighted an issue which all landlords and tenants of both residential and commercial premises would do well to bear in mind.The dates on which rent must be paid are a fundamental element of any tenancy agreement, given that a failure to pay rent on time usually entitles the landlord to seek to evict the tenant. It is therefore in the best interests of landlords and tenants to ensure that any variation agreed is put in writing and signed and dated by both parties, even if the tenancy agreement does not strictly require any variations to be in writing.For more information about the services our Property Litigation team offer please click here. Press contact Dave Grimshaw Press Officer 0114 274 4397 Email Dave Tags Litigation And Dispute Resolution Property Litigation Danny Revitt Sheffield Related articles 20.03.2019Government Issues Recommendation for Leasehold Reform 15.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Recruits Hundreds Of Volunteers For Red Nose Day 2019 15.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Scoops Hat-trick At Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 13.03.2019Sheffield City Region Launches Global Innovation Corridor At MIPIM 2019 08.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Launches Women in Law Timeline 05.03.2019Does A Rest Break At Work Have To Be Continuous?