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Son Ye Jin's legal battle with her tenants concludes with a truce

By jubilantj   Sunday, June 5, 2016   38,766   1,719   8
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It was reported that the lawsuit actress Son Ye Jin filed against her building tenants was dropped after both sides reached an agreement. 

According to those employed in the legal field, this past May 25, Son Ye Jin submitted a request for a revocation of the eviction lawsuit she had filed against two of her tenants. The tenants, in turn, also canceled their ongoing 1 billion KRW (~$859,110 USD) damages suit against the actress. 


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The lawyer who was in charge of representing Son Ye Jin's case relayed, "Ms. Son and the tenants reached an agreement to extend the lease and cancel all lawsuits." The lease was reported to have been extended to August of 2017. 

Last January, Son had purchase a two-story commercial building near Hapjeong Station in Seoul's Seokyo-dong for 9.35 billion KRW (~$8.03 million USD), and since continuously clashed with the tenants regarding the lease length. 

The tenants claimed that they formed a verbal agreement with the previous building owner to extend the lease until August of 2017 when in fact the lease ended in August of 2015. Furthermore, the tenants demanded a payment of 300 million KRW (~$257,733 USD) to cover the nominal premium of the building's value. 

When talking didn't solve the problem, Son Ye Jin turned the case over to the courts and filed an eviction suit against her tenants this past September. In turn, the tenants filed a counter suit for around 1.02 billion KRW (~$876,292 USD) against the actress in November for impeding their business operations and allegedly suffering financial damages. 

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    Whateverhappensx Monday, June 6, 2016

    "The tenants claimed that they formed a verbal agreement with the previous building owner to extend the lease until August of 2017»…. Even I know that things like that should always be written down. Verbal agreements are a big no-no, even with people you trust (when it comes to things like this).

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    ajshawol1990 Monday, June 6, 2016

    Communication is the key to being able to live a peaceful life. Glad it was solved like this!

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    boydragontherice Monday, June 6, 2016

    Always get stuff in writing. ALWAYS

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    krell Sunday, June 5, 2016

    Good that SON YE JIN was able to 'back off' and reach a settlement in the situation. I would *guess* that SYJ had the LAW favoring her position. But, that does NOT mean that you should end up in COURT arguing though. BETTER to negotiate, and do some 'give and take' in my view. (Joking) Which reminds me, I *wonder* IF PSY is *still* 'duking it out' with HIS TENANTS? ... ;-)

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    krell Sunday, June 5, 2016

    http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/02/psys-issues-as-landlord-continues ... <-- (Joking) PSY as 'knuckle busting' LANDLORD ... ;-)

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    centen Sunday, June 5, 2016

    I could understand the tenants' point about thinking they had an agreement, and then learning that the new landlord doesn't know about it, because a verbal contract is still a contract. But wanting hundreds of thousands of dollars because "of the building's value"? It's not your building!

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    RoAnon9935 Sunday, June 5, 2016

    What is with KOrea and tenets thinking they own the place. You would think the last person you want to tick off is your land lord.

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    Kochigachi RoAnon9935 Sunday, June 5, 2016

    They have paid considerable amount of deposit worth half of million dollar, they have rights too.

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