Courtney Love wins legal dispute with landlady

Judge refutes claims that Hole singer wasn't paying her rent

Courtney Love has won her legal dispute with her landlady, according to reports.

TMZ says that the Hole star will not be forced to move out of her New York home after a judge refuted claims from property owner Donna Lyons that the rocker hadn’t paid her rent.

Lyons had previously claimed that Love owed over $50,000 (£32,000) in rent, but according to the court judgement, the pair had agreed a new payment schedule after Love moved in. The singer had been making her rent payments according to the new agreement, while Lyons was said to be trying to enforce the original deal.

However, the court made no judgement regarding Lyons’ claims that Love had damaged the property by wallpapering and painting over its walls.

The property owner had previously accused her tenant of ruining the house’s décor, claiming: “I came to New York to see it [the property] and I was horrified by what she had done. The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint.”

Love, who had previously maintained that she had been paying her rent and had had Lyons’ permission to redecorate the property, claimed last month that the argument with her landlady had made her cry.

Earlier this year, Love reportedly signed a deal to pen her own memoir. It is thought that the book will “set the record straight” about her marriage to Nirvana late frontman Kurt Cobain, her career as a rock star and actress, and her relationships with other celebrities and her daughter, Frances Bean.