mesne profits


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mesne profits

Damages due from one who is in wrongful possession of property, usually measured by the fair market rental of the property during the time period of the wrongful possession.This is damage for the possession itself; not damage for injuries to the property such as cutting down trees,destroying carpet,or flooding the basement.If the trespasser made improvements to the property, in good faith and believing himself or herself entitled to possession, then the value of the improvements may be used to set off any judgment for mesne profits.

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On December 14, 2016, the tenant through its advocate agreed by consent order recorded by Justice P.J.O Otieno that it will pay the mesne profits and rent arrears within 45 days and thereafter will also pay rent at Sh360,000.00 and mesne profits per month on or before the 5th of each month until the suit is over.
Will the police take the responsibility to pay the landlord the arrears of rent and mesne profits?" Kamunde asked.
The Court of Appeal ruled that a former tenant who wrongfully remained in possession of a property once their tenancy had come to an end would no longer be liable for mesne profits once they had given up possession.