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Former ‘body sculpting’ studio in Graham sued for defaulting on lease

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The owner of a body sculpting business that had been located at 904 Washington Street in Graham is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a five-year lease one year after signing it.

Carreno Developers LLC has filed suit against Tylicia Renae Jones and Bodied by TY, which is described as a body sculpting and aesthetics studio.

The five-year term for the lease agreement was signed in late June 2021, and the defendant moved into the premises on July 1, 2021. The monthly rent was $1,500, which was scheduled to increase incrementally during each of the four subsequent years of the five-year lease term.

The lawsuit alleges that Jones and Bodied by TY failed to pay rent for each month between June 2022 and December 2022. The lease for the commercial space on Washington Street in Graham had been scheduled to run through June 30, 2026.

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Carreno Developers initiated an eviction proceeding against the tenant in October 2022; and Jones and Bodied by TY vacated the premises in mid-December 2022, according to the court file.

Carreno Developers claims to have lost $11,804.25, to include late fees, as a result of the breach of the lease agreement. In addition to unpaid rent, late fees, and reimbursement for alleged property damage, the plaintiff is seeking recovery of $1,770.63 in attorney’s fees.

Pedro J. Carreno, who owns Infinito Real Estate Group in Chapel Hill, is listed as the managing member for Carreno Developers, according to a copy of the lease agreement that was filed with the lawsuit.

The court file lists the address for Jones and Bodied by TY as 126 Chestnut Drive in Durham.
Carreno Developers recently filed the suit in Alamance County civil district court and is being represented by the Oertel, Koonts & Oertel law firm in Burlington. A response had not been filed by press time.

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