Recently, the People's Court of Naxi District concluded a dispute over compensation for property damage caused by divorce. Zhang Qiang, the defendant, awarded compensation to the plaintiff for Li Mei's insurance window, aluminium alloy window, door loss fee and appraisal fee totalling 9088 yuan. Wang Bo, the defendant, was jointly and severally liable. Wang Bo, the defendant, shall resume his electricity, natural gas and cable accounts within 10 days after the judgment takes effect. If Wang Bo fails to recover on time, Wang Bo will bear the cost of recovery.
Lawyer for Women's Rights and Interests: The relationship between the plaintiff Li Mei and the defendant Wang Bo is husband and wife, while the defendant Zhang Qiang is Wang Bo's brother-in-law. Li Mei and Wang Bo mediated their divorce on March 25, 2005 through the People's Court of Naxi District, and signed the divorce mediation letter on the same day. The two sides agreed that a 4-1 brick-concrete structure house (99.58 square meters) located in Anfuxian Zilu Road, Naxi District, belonged to Li Mei and other property belonged to Wang Bo. The appointed time is April 2, 2005. Queen Wang Bo cancelled the TV, natural gas and electricity accounts in the house. During his stay in Wang Bo's apartment, Zhang Qiang hired personnel to remove all the insurance windows, aluminium alloy windows and doors of the apartment. Through the price Certification Center of Naxi District in Luzhou City, the plaintiff's damaged articles were evaluated and the appraisal price was RMB 8730 yuan.
The court held that water, electricity, gas, cable TV and other intangible substances in the house are attached to the house to have practical value. If water, electricity, gas, cable TV account and the house are owned by two persons respectively, the owner of the house can not live normally, which is obviously not in line with the objective fact. At the time of divorce, the civil mediation letter has determined that the disputed house belongs to Li Mei and the house belongs to Li Mei. The owner is Li Mei. In the absence of a special agreement, the electricity, gas and cable accounts should also belong to Li Mei. Zhang Qiang, the defendant, took the act of damaging the existing facilities of the house afterwards, which has infringed the lawful rights and interests of the plaintiff. Wang Bo, the defendant, belongs to the actual management personnel of the house, should keep the original state of the house and hand it to the plaintiff. Therefore, he should bear joint and several liability for Zhang Qiang's damage. The court therefore rendered the aforementioned judgment. (All the characters in the article are aliased names)