Rapper T.I. Sued Over Extensive Damages To Los Angeles Rental Home

Rapper T.I. Sued Over Extensive Damages To Los Angeles Rental Home

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By Mike Walters on December 21, 2022 at 3:02 PM EST

Rapper T.I.is being sued by a former landlord for a massive amount of damage done to the home he was renting in Los Angeles.

The homeowner, Farzin Fazeli filed a lawsuit against the rapper -- real name Clifford Harris -- claiming his house was left with over $100,000 in damages after the rapper vacated the property. Fazeli even accuses Tip of stealing a piece of art from the house on the way out.

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In the filing, Fazeli claims he rented a residential property to T.I. on July 11, 2020, in Encino, CA. If you recognize the name, it's a town outside of Los Angeles where Michael Jackson owned a mansion. According to the suit, the house was rented for $25,000 a month and included a $50,000 deposit fee. On August 31, 2022, the rapper vacated the property, and the owner says they walked through the property to survey the damages.

Shockingly, the owner says the property was damaged to the tune of $127,182.65!

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"After deducting the $50,000 security deposit, the total outstanding damage is $77,182.65, The damages arise from a significant number of alterations done to the property that were done either without the knowledge or some limited knowledge, but all with the agreement that the house would be placed back to how it was when it was originally leased," it reads.

Adding, "It also includes physical damage, including but not limited to a projector, pool house floor, kitchen pantry door, drywall, and ceiling damage."

Specifically, they point out, there were missing surveillance cameras, a master bedroom toilet remote control, and the master bathroom had over $16,000 worth of damage.

Interestingly, the lawsuit says there was a "punch imprint in the master bedroom" too.

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In the breakdown of damages, the landlord claims there was almost $30,000 worth of damages to the kitchen, and custom cabinets in the office had damage worth $34,250.

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The owners point to a specific line in the lease agreement which states, "The tenant. Clifford Harris, Manager of King of the South LLC, understands and agrees that he is ultimately personally responsible for all obligations under this lease agreement between King of the South, LLC, and Sandy and Farzin Fazeli Family Trust. In the event that King of the South LLC does not first fulfill the obligations agreed upon in the agreement, Mr. Harris understands and agrees that the owners will fully exercise their rights to recuperate any unpaid rent or costs associated with damages to the property directly related to Mr. Harris' tenancy."

In the end, the landlords are suing for at least $77,182.65 plus interest, fees, and costs.

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