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t OUR LAWYER 10 Conducted by a Ban ister-at-Law. Legal questions must be stated fully and clearly, and ns' a full copy must be sent of any document on whicft. advice is sought. All communications must 14. endorsed "LEGAL," per Editor, WEEKLY MAIL," Cardiff. REPAIRS.—" A Butcher (Poutardulais) might have the repairs done at his own expense if he pleases, but in that case he would not have any claim against hia landlord in respect thereof. The latter did not agreot I to allow our correspondent to order what repairs he liked to be done, and that he would re-pay to him as I tenant the expense incurred by him in respect of such I repairs. Any owner of property who might agree to such an indefinite arrangement as that would be unfit to have any property. We have not seen a copy of I the agreement, but assume that the landlord agreed to do all necessary repairs, and if he should refuse to do so he would render himself liable to an action for damages in respect of his breach of contract, and the question at issue in such action would be whether such repairs as are desired by our correspondent are 05. are not necessary. If our correspondent wer4:j_to make any unauthorised deduction from his rent his landlord would, doubtless, instruct a corticated bailiff to dis- train upon his goods for tlie unpaid rent, with ex- penses. UNIMED WAGKS.—" T. 3F. W." (Llantrisant) had better go to the county court office with two copies of his account, 811 np the form which will be given to him there, and pay the summons fee. He will tlte. re- ceive a plaint note, which be must produce whenever be goes to the court or office. which will show him on what day the action will be tried, unless sooner settled. This had better be attended to at once, be4 cause after the vacation there will, probably, be a pressure of business which may occasion (telay to those whose names are low down upon the list of summonses issued in the meantime. ADOPTION.—The expressed intention of G. B." (Car- diff) to alter the law to meet his particular case shows more zeal than discretion. As adoption is not same- tii ned by the law of this country, he can do nothing to deprive the father of the child of his parental rights. ExTttADmoN.—" An Enquirer" (Cardiff) is informed that thieves and some other criminals may bsfetebed back to this country from the Uuited States of America by virtue of the Extradition Treaty between the two countries; but this di es not apply to dekn- dants in civil actions for unpaid debts or damages and costs. CONTRACT IN WRITING.—" So and So" (Cardiff) is bound | by his contract, which he deliberately signed knowing what he was about, and being neither latoaieated, insane, nor imbecile. We are too polite to contradict him when he classes himself among the foolish ones; but has he considered how disastrous would be the result if it were admitted that business men were not to be bound by their contracts. We fear that this would lead to geneval complications of the most serious kind. He asks if it is not legal for him to change his mind? Certainly before the time of sign* ing, but not afterwards. CONSTRUCTION OF CONTRACT.—We did not receive the copy contract on which "A Committee" desire to be advised. When we receive this we will give lIle matter our attention, assuming that the name and address of the writer, which were also inadvertently omitted, be sent. NOTICE TO QUIT,-As R.R." (Abersyehan) is tenant from year to year, and his tenancy commenced at Chiistmas, he is entitled to receive (or bound to give) hall a, year's notice from midsummer to Christmas in any year of the tenancy. His tenancy cannot now be determined by notice before Christmas, 1891. Pay- ment of rent quarterly does not affect the question of notice. If the holding is a small farm, then he would be entitled to a year's notice under the Agricultural Holdings Act, and the notice ought to be given at or before Christmas in the present year. He ought to have explained the nature of the property of which he is the tenant. OBJECTION TO VOTE.-PTobably the objection to the claim of Cymro (Boncath) may be grounded upon his not having been rated to the relief of the poor for the year ending tlie 15th of July last, and, if so, it is fatal. We advise lim to see that his name is in the rate-book as Occupier this current year, and then he will be entitled to have his name upon the register of voters-both for Parliament and county couneil-fer the year 1892, subject to the due payment of such rates either by himself or his landlord. PAYMENT FOR RBPAIRS.—We cannot advise "A. E. M." (Cardiff) until we know who ordered the repairs in question, and this essential information has, unfortu- nately, been omitted. NOTICE TO QUIT.-A.s "Gratias" (Llandrindod) is tenant from year to year, he must give half a year's notice, which must expire at the end of a complete year of his tenancy. See answer to B. R. above. LANDLORD AND TINANT.—" Valerie (Raglan) appears to acknowledge that she is a quarterly tenant; and, therefore, if she should wish to leave the house she would have to give a full quarter's notice from some future rent day, the same as before. The earliest time at which she could get free from responsibility would be at the end of half a year from the dale when the previous notice expired, and in order to get clear 10 soon she must give notice on her next rent day. But will her landlord consent to this? He might either double her present rent, or bring an action against her in the county-court to recover possession of the property. If he were to take tbe latter course she would be liable to pay the taxed costs of the action, and to be forcibly turned out of the house by the bailiffs of the court, if she were to persist in retaining possession of that which she has no right to hold after the end of herenatney. ORDEn OF AFFILIATION.—It would probably be advan- tageous to M. So" (Cardiff) if she were to accept tbe offer which has been made to her, as she would thereby obtain a considerable sum of money aad avoid the risk of the reputed father dying, in which ease she would get nothing. Payment under an aider ef affiliation is enforced by taking the reputed bther upon a warrant, and this would obviously be imprac- ticable after his decease. OVKR-ASSETSMINT.—" Indiana (Aberystwitb) might appeal to the assessment committee, but if he were to do so he would probably find it advantageous to have the assistance of a solicitor. The assessment for in- habited house duty and Income-tax should be the same as the first money column in the Poof-title book, gross estimated rental. Loss OF TKA.—" D. W." (Blaina) can only claim tte invoice price of the tea not the amount for vlueh he might possibly have sold it by retail.



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