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THE

PROVINCIAL STATUTES

OF

LOWER-CANADA.

Anno Regni tertio Gulielmi IV.

HIS EXCELLENCY

MATTHEW LORD AYLMER, K. C. B.

GOVERNOR IN CHIEP.

AT

T the Provincial Parliament, begun and holden at Quebec, the twenty

fourth day of January, Anno Domini, One thousand eight hundred and " thirty-one, in the first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, WILLIAM " the Fourth, by the Grace of GOD, of the United-Kingdom of Great Britain " and Ireland KİNG, Defender of Faith; and from thence continued by “ several prorogations, to the fifteenth day of November, one thousand eight “ hundred and thirty-two; “ Being the Third Session of the Fourteenth Provincial Parliament of Lower

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U Parlement Provincial commencé et tenu à Québec, le vingt-quatrième

jour de Janvier, Anno Domini, Mil huit cent trente-et-un, dans la première " anrée du Règne de Notre Souverain Seigneur, GUILLAUME Quatre, par la Grâce de Dieu, ROI du Royaume Uni de la Grande-Bretagne et de l'Irlande, Dé“ fenseur de la Foi, et de la continué par diverses prorogations, jusqu'au quinzième

jour de Novembre, Mil huit cent trente-deux ;"

“ Etant la Troisième Session du Quatorzième Parlement Provincial du Bas Ca" nada.”

САР.

CAP. I.

An Act to regulate the exercise of certain rights of Lessors and Lessees.

[ 3d April, 1833.]

Preamble.

THEREAS the provisions of the existing Law respecting premises held

under lease, have proved in some respects insufficient for the convenient adjustment of matters in dispute between Landlord and Tenant: Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of the Province of Lower Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of, and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of Great Britain, intituled,“ An Act to repeal certain parts of an Act “ passed in the fourteenth year of His Majesty's Reign, intitled, “ An Act for

making more effectual provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, " in North America,” and to make further provision for the Government of the " said Province,” And it is hereby enacted by the authority of same, that whensoever the Tenant of any House, Tenement or Farm, shall have omitted to furnish

the same with Furniture or Stock sufficient to secure the rent thereof, as required Proprietors or by Law, or shall commit waste or depredation on the premises, or shall not make Lessors how to a right and proper use of the same, or shall continue contrary to the will of the the recovery Proprietor or Lessor to remain therein or oceupy the same, (after the expiration of of rent due the Lease, in virtue of which he holds the said premises,) or without having paid the their Tenants. rent or furnished the premises according to Law, so as to secure such rent, it shall be

lawful for any such Lessor by a summons issued from the Office of the Prothonotary of the Court of King's Bench, or that of the Provincial Court of the District, or the Inferior District, to summon such Tenant or occupier before any two of the Judges, or Provincial Judge, or resident Judge in the District of Three Rivers, in vacation, and that such Judge, or Provincial Judge, or Resident Judge in vacation, shall in

due course, hear, determine and adjudge upon the matter in issue, and award Proviso.

costs : Provided always that when the sum of money in contestation shall not exceed ten pounds sterling, the said demand and all the proceedings thereon may be made and had before any one of Justices of the said Court in vacation.

When Farms, &c. require

sor neglects or refuses to make them,

Lessee

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that whensoever any repair, & Les. Farm, Dwelling House, Store or Out Building or Premises, holden under lease,

shall be in such a state as to render it necessary that such repairs as are by Law, or

by stipulation incumbent on the Lessor should be done thereto ; and the Lessor bow to pro- upon being duly notified by his Tenant, of the nature of such repairs, and the nepel the Lessor cessity of making them, shall refuse or neglect to make them, it shall be lawful for to make such the lessee to proceed in vacation before two Judges, or a Provincial Judge, or the

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