Meghan Markle's brother and fiancée evicted from Oregon bungalow after falling behind on $4,500 rent
Landlord Paul Walter revealed that Thomas had given him empty promises that he would pay his share of the rent, but had failed to do so for the last three months
Meghan Markle's brother and his fiancée are getting evicted from their Oregon bungalow for non-payment of rent. Thomas Markle was accused of not paying rent for three months on the bungalow located in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Thomas and his fiancée Darlene Blount had fallen short of around $4,500 including a late fee. In a court hearing, the landlord Paul Walter was extremely frustrated and revealed that Thomas had given him empty promises that he would pay his share of the rent. Walter also begged a judge to give him his money back. According to the court-approved settlement, Thomas and Darlene have to leave the $287,000 bungalow by April 5.
According to Daily Mail, Walter revealed, "Thomas Markle is a freeloader and doesn't pay his rent. He's always been late and it was always a week late or a day late. I shouldn't have rented to him in the first place." He also shared that he was unaware that Thomas had a famous sister when he rented out to him, but he does now. "That last time we inspected the house was a year ago and it looked alright. I hope he didn't damage the house," he continued.
"Thomas has signed the agreement to vacate by the 5th of April and I hope he does. If not we will get the sheriff to evict him," he added.
This is the latest in incidents involving the couple who have both been arrested for assaulting each other. The incident is said to be embarrassing for Meghan who is due to give birth to her and Prince Harry's first child next month. Thomas is Meghan's half-brother and they share the same father Thomas Markle Sr.
Thomas has been living in the property for around a year after living in a cabin in the woods. The Bungalow features a large living area, a kitchen area, and two bedrooms.
The documents containing the stipulated judgment which has been signed by attorneys for both the parties say that Thomas and Darlene will have to vacate the house by 11.59 pm on April 5. Initially, Thomas had fought back against his landlord and also wrote a response to the eviction notice and said it was illegal as it was an "incorrect amount of money [was] demanded in notice."
He further claimed that the "notice was served unlawfully" and also objected to being asked to pay a late fee. Both Thomas and Darlene received a Residential Eviction Notice from the Josephine County Sheriff's office.