1927 Free Press

April 22nd

Non-Suited Landlady’s Claim for Rent

Declaring that the plaintiff had ceased to satisfy him that the amount claimed was owing, Judge L C Thomas non-suited Ada Elizabeth Morgan, “Gwynedd” Goytrey for whom her husband David Hugh Morgan appeared at the Pontypool County Court on Wednesday, when William Thomas, Bryn-y-nant Nantyderry for sued for £5 14s 6d arrears of rent alleged to have been owing on no. 2 Saron Cottages, Goytrey, which premises the defendant had occupied up to last October.

For the defence Thomas contended that he had been overcharged. The agreed rent he said was £8 per annum, this had been increased to £9 2s and afterwards to 5s a week without notice.

Thomas further complained that plaintiff had tried to turn him out like a dog and quoting from the rent Restrictions Act he alleged the limit of 40s per cent had been charged for repairs, where none had been carried out.

As stated plaintiff was non-suited.

April 22nd

Sale- Rudge; perfect running order: good tyres; cheap – Brook Cottage Goytrey.

May 27th

No Order Made

An application was made by Edgar Walter Lewis for the possession of Pentre Grange Cottage Goytrey, in the tenancy of Thomas Lawrence Lewis.

Mr Harold Saunders appeared for the applicant and Mr W J Everett for the defendant.

Mrs Rachel Jones a former owner of the cottage gave evidence to the effect that it was let to the defendant on February 6th 1926 (the premises then being vacant) at a weekly rental of 5s. In March last year she sold the cottage to applicant.

Mr Everett submitted that the notice to quit was bad and the clerk having advised the bench that the tenancy must terminate on the same day in the week that it commenced. No order was made.

Evidence as to the service of the notice was given by Miss Ivy Mapeon, clerk in the employ of Messrs Gardener, Hayward and Grey, solicitors, Abergavenny.


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