Irish Land Commission v Forde

JurisdictionIreland
CourtHouse of Lords (Ireland)
Judgment Date12 Feb 1919

H. L.

Cork Improved Dwellings Company v. Barry
IRISH LAND COMMISSION
and
FORDE and Another

Landlord and tenant - Action for recovery of land - Estate purchased by Irish Land Commission - Tenant failing to sign undertaking to purchase his holding - Non-payment of rent - Remedy - Irish Land Commission as landlords - Powers - Irish Land Act, 1903 (3 Edw. 7, c. 37), sects. 6, 18,and 19.

Appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal (1).

Where the Land Commission acquire an estate under sect. 6 of the Irish Land Act, 1903 (3 Edw. 7. c. 37), they may, exercising the powers of landlords, proceed, against a tenant who has failed to sign all undertaking to purchase his holding, by way of ejectment for non-payment of rent.

The House of Lords (Lord Birkenhead C., and Lords Finlay, Atkinson, Shaw of Dunfermline, and Parmoor) unanimously affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal in Ireland.

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