(1987) JELR 69888 (HC)    
High Court  ·  10 Nov 1987 ·  Ghana
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[1992] 1 GLR 345
[1992] 1 GLR 345
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trial magistrate
greater hardship
anglican church
main house
lower court
supreme court
alternative dwelling house
alternative house
anglican bishop
appellant put
appellant writing
appellate court
course of the trial
court of appeal case of adu v
credibility of the second plaintiff witness
district court
faulty finding
finding of the trial magistrate
first plaintiff witness
hollow finding of fact
hospitality of other people
idea of the real state of the house
instant case
inter alia
legal personality
locus classicus
misfortune of the landlord
number of grounds
occupation of his son
own house
own occupation
presiding bishop of the anglican church
reasonable time
recovery of possession
replacement of a dividing wall
s house
significant point
similar lines
sole fact
such incidental issues
trial court
very antithesis of the case

BROBBEY J.: The appellant is the owner of H/No. 359, North Kaneshie. He rented it to the respondent-company (hereinafter referred to as the respondents) in 1981 for without doubt, residential purposes only. The respondents occupied the house through their directors. In November 1984 the appellant wrote to the respondents to terminate the agreement by December 1984. The respondents, through their solicitors, replied in writing on 2 February 1985 asking for “a reasonable time to hunt for alternative dwelling house.” The appellant gave the respondents up to the end of May 1985 for their said hunt for alternative house and to quit. Thereafter, the respondents did not quit but further correspondence on similar lines ensued with the appellant writing to give more time and insisting on the respondents vacating the premises while the respondents kept asking for more time to look for another place.

The appellant finally issued a writ in the district court in which he claimed recovery of possess…

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