ST. LOUIS – A limited liability company has filed suit against two former tenants of a Washington Avenue, St. Louis property over allegations it breached the lease.
1426 Master Tenant LLC filed a complaint on March 22 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Jason Wood and Keith Seiz alleging breach of lease.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is authorized to rent commercial space in the Monkey Building and in 2011, it leased space to Seiz. The lease was modified twice and the defendants later filed a suit against the plaintiff because they were "dissatisifed with the expansions."
As the lawsuit was pending, the suit states the defendants' rental payments were placed into the court's registry. After the suit was voluntarily dismissed, the plaintiff alleges it filed a motion to have the funds released to it, which the defendants opposed.
The suit states the defendants abandoned the premises in February in violation of the lease.
The plaintiff seeks damages for lost rent in the sum of $56,458.64, costs of repair for damages caused by the defendants, attorney fees, costs of court and such other relief that is just. It is represented by Elkin S. Kistner and Joseph H. Neill of Bick & Kistner PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00573