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KARAM AND SONS V. TRABOULSI AND CO.

(1964) JELR 66630 (HC)

High Court  •  27 Aug 1964  •  Ghana

Coram
ARCHER J.

Judgement

ARCHER J.

The plaintiffs claim from the defendants recovery of possession of all those ground floor stores situated at the corner of Club Road and Cow Lane, Accra; and also claim double rent under section 18 of the Distress for Rent Act, 1737, from 1 September 1963 up to the date of judgment or until possession is delivered by the defendants. The plaintiffs as sub-lessors by a lease dated 5 December 1957 granted the defendants a term of three years commencing from 1 September 1957 at a rent of £G1,020 per annum. The lease contained an option for a further term of three years. The defendants exercised their right of option at the expiration of the first term and took a further term of three years expiring on 31 August 1963.

By a letter dated 27 August 1963 the plaintiffs reminded the defendants of previous notices given to the latter to quit. By a reply of the same date, the defendants informed the plaintiffs, inter alia, that it was difficult for them to quit and that they wished to sta…

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