He Used his Textbooks for the Case: 19-Year-Old Law Student Takes Hostel Landlord to Court & Wins, Gets N466k

He Used his Textbooks for the Case: 19-Year-Old Law Student Takes Hostel Landlord to Court & Wins, Gets N466k

  • A 19-year-old law student identified as Jack Simm has won his first court case while still an undergraduate
  • The University of East Anglia (UEA), UK student dragged his hostel landlord to court for alleged breach of contract over his flat being "like a construction site"
  • The student who won an £859 (N466k) rent refund stated that he used his revision textbooks to fight the case

After a year-long litigation battle, a teenage law student has finally won his case against his hostel landlord.

Jack Simm of the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK had dragged his hostel landlord to court in 2020 for an alleged breach of contract as he claimed his flat took the appearance of a construction site, Leicestershire Live reports.

Teenage law student uses his revision textbooks to win court case against his hostel landlord
He used his revision textbooks to fight the case Photo Credit: Walesonline, Uni Compare
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Jack's argument and case

In his case against the company behind Velocity Student Accommodation, the 19-year-old undergraduate explained that the hostel had no heating or Wi-Fi with dust covering everywhere as builders still worked on the place.

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"In my room the floor was covered in dust and there were loud noises from people hammering away," Jack said.

He added that he left the place and stopped paying rent after the landlord failed to rectify the issues brought to his table - that was when he started building the case.

He used his revision textbooks to fight the case

A report by Wales Online indicated that the undergraduate used his revision textbooks to fight the case that started in his first year and was won in his second year.

The rugby player regarded the period he studied the textbooks in preparation for the case as the best revision ever.

In a final ruling that took place on November 2, Newcastle County Court ordered that the law student be refunded £859 (N466k) to cover his first month's rent.

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The defaulting landlord was also directed to pay £140 (N76k) in court fees.

JSS1 student drags Ekiti State government to court

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a brave JSS1 student had dragged Ekiti State government to court.

The student claimed that from the strokes of the cane she was beaten with in school, she sustained bruises, life-threatening scars, and bloodstains on her uniform.

For these, Gift, through her lawyer, Timmy Omotoso, is demanding the sum of N15 million as damages and is asking for free access to the school and all its services.

She added that her fundamental rights were infringed upon by the school management which also suspended her.

Man steals money from his landlord to build own house

In other related news, a man had stolen money from his landlord to build his own house.

A charge sheet presented in court indicated that the man, Vincent Misita, on May 4, 2021, at Kiti area of Nakuru county stole an ATM card, national identity card and cash totalling N571,000 belonging to the landlord Charles Mathenge.

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He was arraigned in court on Tuesday, June 15, and he pleaded guilty to stealing.

As presented by the prosecution, the facts of the case showed that Mathenge asked Misita to help him withdraw N19,000 from a Family Bank ATM within Nakuru as he had a sight problem.

The landlord then gave him his ATM pin. This was after he was left to take care of the old man by his son, who had rushed to town to take care of something.

Source: Legit.ng

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