‘An Immediate and Serious Danger’: Eviction Documents Detail Problems with Millport Resident

Officials are seeking to evict a tenant of Millport Apartments who hasn’t paid rent since July and violated the terms of her lease by allowing people to occupy her unit, among other reasons, according to court documents.

Brandy Kempf on March 21 entered a lease agreement on an apartment at 35 Millport Ave., according to a complaint filed Monday on behalf of a domestic limited partnership operating out of the New Canaan Housing Authority that names her and two others—David Ritch and Logan Ritch—as defendants.

According to a complaint lodged in state Superior Court in Norwalk on behalf of the plaintiff, Millport Phase I Limited Partnership, by attorneys from Milford-based Chesson & Schweickert LLC, Kempf on Oct. 30 was told in writing that she had violated the terms of her lease by allowing the men to occupy the residence.

About one week later, on Nov. 7, the plaintiff instructed Kempf that she had until Nov. 24 to leave the apartment, yet she is still there.

According to the complaint, Kempf “conducted herself and/or allowed a member of her household and/or guest to conduct himself in such a manner that disturbs her neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises.” Specifically, “on numerous occasions” Kempf was “yelling and fighting on the premises which other residents can hear; smoking in her unit and on the common grounds even after warnings from her landlord to cease this activity; needlessly calling the management office several times a day which is disrupting management operations; and allowing her unauthorized occupant, David Ritch, to verbally assault and threaten members of the management staff, other residents, and contractors on several occasions.”

Such conduct, according to the complaint, “disturbs her neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises; interferes substantially with the comfort or safety of other tenants or occupants of the same or adjacent buildings or structures; involves inflicting bodily harm upon another tenant or the landlord or threatening to inflict such harm with the present ability to effect the harm and under circumstances which would lead a reasonable person to believe that such threat will be carried out; and presents an immediate and serious danger to the safety of other tenants or the landlord.”

The complaint also alleges that the defendants violated multiple state laws by disturbing “their neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises” and interfering “substantially with the comfort or safety of other tenants or occupants of the same or adjacent buildings or structures,” among other reasons.

The plaintiff is seeking “immediate possession of said premises, with costs.”

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