Rental company seeks payment for portable building

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 9, 2012, 11:19am

GALVESTON - BLI Rentals LLC alleges Santa Fe locals Douglas E. Neuman and Mary E. Hill have an outstanding debt from a rented structure, recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed March 26 in Galveston County District Court asserts Neuman and Hill owe BLI approximately $1,350 for a storage building they rented last year.

The parties had a consumer rental-purchase agreement dated Sept. 15, 2011, in which the respondents consented to making monthly payments for an Ameritech 12-by-24-foot classic barn style portable storage building.

BLI says the defendants defaulted on the agreement "when (the) defendants failed to pay the monthly rental payment due thereunder on Oct. 15, 2011, and all subsequent payments due thereafter."

"By reason of these defaults, and in accordance with the terms of the agreement, BLI advised the defendants that the defendants were in default under the agreement and demanded payment, and further advised the defendants that it was terminating the agreement," the original petition states.

"Despite such demands, the defendants have failed to pay either the balance due on the agreement or to surrender the building to BLI."

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks at least $13,000, including attorneys' fees, in damages.

Attorney Gregory A. Fraser of Lindale is representing BLI, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge David Garner is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-585

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