Tulisa Contostavlos ordered to pay £70k over claims she ‘trashed’ £1m flat

Tulisa Contostavlos has been ordered to pay £70,000 in compensation to her former landlord over claims she "trashed" a £1 million rented flat.

The former X Factor judge was sued by her former landlord Andrew Charalambous over allegations she left the London property in an "appalling" state.

Tulisa, 31, rented the £3,466-a-month flat in Enfield, north east London in September 2014 and moved out in 2016.

Charalambous, 44, claimed when he let the three-bedroomed property to the singer it was "in tip-top condition" and when he took it back "it was trashed”.

Damage listed included the fridge door being ripped off, stains and cigarette burns on the carpets, the sink in the bathroom being smashed and cigarette burns on the bath.

Charalambous' lawyer Max Thorowgood told Central London County Court: "It is obvious what happened here: my client let his beautiful new apartment and Miss Contostavlos, who is a pop star, had a lot of parties there…."


“In July 2016, she returned it to him in what he alleges was an appalling – unlettable – condition…

"It is absolutely clear from the nature of some of the items which are admitted – such as the stains and cigarette burns on the carpets, the sink in the bathroom being smashed and the cigarette burns on the bath – that she did not look after this property as she should have done."

Tulisa's legal team told Judge David Saunders the star denies causing excessive damage to the flat.

Her lawyer Mark Brittain, explained: “It is alleged that my client left this property in a bit of a mess, but she says she did not…



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