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The area at Portland Bill, Dorset where the beach huts owners are being evicted.<br />
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A group of of disgruntled beach hut owners are faced with a £500,000 legal bill after a failed court case against their 'unfair' landlord. <br />
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The five hut owners were disputing a new tenancy agreement which gave the owner of the land they are on the right to evict them with just <br />
three months notice.<br />
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Howard Legg, whose family have rented the land at Portland Bill, Dorset, to hutters for 60 years, demanded all 71 tenants sign the deal but five refused.<br />
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They said the contract was illegal and it went back on a long-standing gentleman's agreement in place and took former mayor Mr Legg to court.