Edwardsville tenant not making payments, suit claims

Kelly Holleran Mar. 25, 2011, 9:57am

The owner of a piece of Edwardsville property claims his tenants have refused to pay him more than $60,000 in late rent payments.

Don Marti filed a lawsuit March 3 in Madison County Circuit Court against Glenn Lackey doing business as The Recovery Group Services.

Marti claims he agreed to rent Lackey property at 3732 Wanda Rd. in Edwardsville for $1,600 per month.

Since then, however, Lackey has failed to make payments and owes Marti $68,800 in rent and fees, according to the complaint.

After failing to receive payment, Marti sent Lackey a 30-day notice, ordering him to vacate the premises, but Lackey failed to comply.

"The Petitioner is entitled to possession of 3732 Wanda Road, Suite C, Edwardsville, IL 62025 and Respondents have refused to surrender possession and are now considered hold-over tenants subject to double the rental obligation for those months in which Respondents are hold over tenants," the suit

In his complaint, Marti seeks immediate possession of the premises, plus the money he says Lackey owes him and other relief the court deems just.

Tanja M. Cook of Lueders, Robertson and Konzen in Granite City will be representing him.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 11-L-201.

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