- CHF 1.00
Beschreibung des Verlags
CAYTON, Chief Judge. Tenants appeal from a judgment requiring them to vacate commercial property which they were occupying under an expired lease. The lease bound the lessees to 'quietly and peaceably surrender said premises * * *,' at the expiration date, January 31, 1949. The tenants failing to vacate, this action for possession was filed two weeks later. In evidence was a letter from the agent for the owners, addressed to the tenants, dated August 30, 1948, reading: 'The owners of the premises you occupy at 320-322 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E. will require possession at the end of this lease. The lease is being extended as an accommodation to you. It is distinctly understood that no further extension will be granted.' A copy of this letter was sent to tenants again on January 25, 1949, reminding them that the owners expected 'possession of this property on January 31st as the property has been sold.' It was admitted that after January 31, 1949 the tenants continued to furnish heat and hot water to tenants on the upper floors as provided in the lease, since the oil and water heaters were in appellants' part of the premises. The bills for fuel oil were paid by the landlord.