A Scottish landlord who appeared on Judge Rinder over an eviction row has been awarded £1250 in damages after dumped all of the belongings of his tenant – a mum-of-nine – outside in the property’s garden
David Love, who says he owns a a seven-figure property portfolio, appeared on the popular ITV daytime show to demand £5000 in damages from former tenant Donna Newby.
The TV judge asked Donna, 41, how she felt to find her possessions thrown out into a communal garden and she said that she had been left with ‘almost nothing.’
She was asking for compensation of £4400 for the loss of her property.
Donna Newby on TV show Judge Rinder
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While Judge Rinder criticised Mr Love, a boxer, for failing to keep accurate records of Ms Newby’s rent arrears he acknowledged that the eviction had been carried out fairly according to Scottish law.
Mr Love, who owns several properties, is also a boxer
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Judge Rinder heard a statement from Donna’s daughter who said Love seemed to be “enjoying himself” as things where thrown into the garden.
Donna Newby said the family has been left with "almost nothing"
(Image: David Johnstone Photography)
After showing photos of the heap, Judge Rinder said: “Sir, you’d agree with me it wasn’t an advisable thing to do to say the very least?”
Love replied: “It wasn’t the best thing to do.”
Mr Love previewsly told reporters that he had been “cleaning up” the property and had been threatened with a knife during the eviction.
Donna Newby and David Love on Judge Rinder
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Viewers heard how Donna had lived in the flat for around a decade, but fell behind on rent following the death of her sister and having her benefits sanctioned.
In clips filmed after the hearing, Donna described boxer Love as a “vile, vile human being”, adding: “Everybody thinks you’re disgusting.”