WfC seeks removal of caveat on its Villa Elizabetha property

WOMEN for Change trustees have sued 16 tenants seeking an order for the removal of the caveat placed on its property number F/110a/ in Villa Elizabetha in Lusaka.

Women for Change evaluation manager Shadreck Chembe,  on behalf of the organisation, is seeking a declaration that Colin Kinghorn and 15 others have no enforceable interest and rights in the property on Mwayi road, villa Elizabetha.

Chembe is also seeking any other reliefs that the court may deem fit.

In his affidavit filed in court, he stated that on October 1998, the 16 tenants caused to be lodged a caveat on F/110a /105 Mwayi road, Villa Elizabetha Lusaka, claiming the right to buy it as tenants.

Chembe stated that Kinghorn and others around 1998 commenced an action against Women for Change and sought a declaration that as sitting tenants, they were entitled to first option of refusal of purchase of  the property under cause No. 1998/HP/12089.

But on November 8, 2011, the High Court passed a judgment where it held that the 16 tenants had not established their claim of being entitled to an option to first refusal of purchase of the property.

Chembe submitted that it was clear that the tenants did not have an interest in the property to justify the subsistence of them placing a caveat on it.

The plaintiff stated that  it would be in the interest of justice that the caveat placed on the property be removed.

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