Jamaica Presbyterian Corporation v George Lawrence

Case Number: 
C.L. 1995/P-075
Date of Delivery: 
01.11.2002

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA
IN COMMON LAW
SUlT NO. C.L. 1995lP-075
BETWEEN JAMAICA PRESBYTERlAN PLAINTIFF
CORPORATlON
AND GEORGE LAWRENCE DEFENDANT
Ian Wilkinson and Shawn Steadman for Plaintiff instructed by Ian G. Wilkinson
and Company
Carleen McFarlane for Defendant instructed by McNeil and McFarlane
JUDGMENT
Heard: 22nd and 23rd October, and 1st November,2002
RATTRAY, J.
The Plaintiffs claim against the Defendant in this matter is to recover
possession of premises situated at 23 King Street, Montego Bay in the parish of
St. James, which is presently occupied by the Defendant.
In the Statement of Claim filed on behalf of the Plaintiff, it is alleged that
by an oral tenancy agreement made in or about September 1980, the Plaintiff let
the said premises to the Defendant as a monthly tenant at a rental of $25.00 per
month payable on the lst day of each month. The Plaintiff further pleads that on
or about the lgth July, 1991 it gave the Defendant Notice to Quit the said
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premises on the 3 lSt day of August, 1991 in accordance

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