Millionaire couple evicted from home now 'gone to ground'
MULTImillionaire landlords Brendan and Asta Kelly, who were evicted from their Killiney home last April, have "gone to ground", a judge has been told.
Barrister Michael Vallely, counsel for the Waterside Management Company Ltd, which has obtained judgment for management charges against the couple, told the Circuit Civil Court the company had been unable to trace them.
Ronan Brennan, the company's solicitor, and its agent Margaret Ryan had been unable to contact the Kellys for payment of management charges on five apartments they own at the Waterside, Charlotte Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.
Mr Brennan, of Brennan and Company, told the court he had left messages on Mr Kelly's mobile phone but they had never been answered.
Mr Vallely said the Kellys had featured extensively in the national media concerning an eviction from their property in Killiney. It had transpired they had an extensive property portfolio and Ms Ryan believed they had gone to ground.
He told Judge Jacqueline Linnane she had earlier granted the company judgment against the Kellys for €9,684.05 for unpaid management charges on the five apartments in the Waterside complex.
Mr Vallely said the company was now asking the court to appoint Ms Ryan as receiver over rents currently being paid by tenants in the apartments to the Kellys until such time as the judgment and accumulated legal costs had been met. The judge granted the request.