St.maarten – The Sea Breeze Hotel in Little Bay is not allowed to close off the room Lydia Henderson rents there, the Court in first Instance ruled in summary proceedings. At the same time, the court noted that Henderson and her landlord Louis Fortuna are “at the end of the line” because they are constantly irritating each other. From that perspective, the court ruled, it makes sense for Henderson to look for alternative accommodation.
Henderson went to court to demand a ban on closing off her room, to order the hotel to reconnect her air conditioning and to order the hotel to pay her $63.
While the court found that it cannot convincingly establish that Fortuna barred Henderson from her room, it granted the tenant’s demand, because the hotel, as the landlord, has an obligation to admit her to her room.
Source: Today SXM Sea Breeze hotel loses court case against tenant