Firm says it cannot trace evicted Killiney couple

Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 00:00

Landlords Brendan and Asta Kelly, who were evicted from their Killiney home last April, have “gone to ground”, a court has been told.

Michael Vallely, for The Waterside Management Company Ltd, which has obtained judgment for management charges against the couple, told the Circuit Civil Court yesterday that the firm had been unable to trace them.

Ronan Brennan, the company’s solicitor, and its agent Margaret Ryan, had been unable to contact the Kellys for payment of management charges on five apartments they own at The Waterside, Charlotte Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.

Mr Brennan told the court he had left messages on Mr Kelly’s mobile phone but they had never been answered.

Mr Vallely said the Kellys had featured extensively in the national media concerning an eviction from their property in Killiney. It had transpired they had an extensive property portfolio. Ms Ryan had said she believed they had gone to ground.

Mr Vallely told Judge Jacqueline Linnane she had earlier granted the company judgment for €9,684.05 against the Kellys for unpaid management charges on the five apartments in The Waterside complex.

He said the firm was asking the court to appoint Ms Ryan as receiver over rents being paid by tenants in the apartments to the Kellys until the judgment and accumulated legal costs had been met.

Judge Linnane appointed Ms Ryan as receiver and granted her powers to receive rents payable to the Kellys. Notice of the orders could be served on the couple’s solicitor and via email, she said.