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Odell v. Buttrick

Supreme Court of California,Department Two
Nov 6, 1899
126 Cal. 551 (Cal. 1899)


Sac. No. 556.

November 6, 1899.

APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of San Joaquin County and from an order refusing a new trial. Edward I. Jones, Judge.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

J.G. Swinnerton, and Budd Thompson, for Appellants.

Louttit Middlecoff, for Respondent.

This is an action for an unlawful detainer by a tenant after the expiration of his term. Defendants appeal from the judgment and from a refusal of a new trial.

The court overruled a demurrer to the complaint, and it is charged that the ruling was erroneous. The demurrer was for want of facts, for uncertainty, for ambiguity, and that the complaint is unintelligible. It is now contended that the complaint is defective, because it does not state the amount of the rent to be paid. It is averred that it was for a certain yearly rent, which was paid by defendants. As the cause of action is for unlawfully holding over after expiration of the term, no further statement upon the subject was called for, or would have been material if made.

It is said that the findings do not support the judgment.

1. There must have been the conventional relation of landlord and tenant. This is clearly shown by the allegations of the complaint and by the findings.

2. It is said that the relation must have terminated, and the court finds that the defendants are still tenants. It was necessary that the term should have ended, but the relation still continues until the tenant surrenders possession. (See Code Civ. Proc., sec. 25.) Therefore, finding III does not contradict finding II.

3. The evidence is very clear that the lease was entered into, and this is really not controverted by the testimony of Charles Buttrick.

The judgment and ordered are affirmed.

McFarland, J., and Henshaw, J., concurred.

Summaries of

Odell v. Buttrick

Supreme Court of California,Department Two
Nov 6, 1899
126 Cal. 551 (Cal. 1899)
Case details for

Odell v. Buttrick

Case Details

Full title:MARY O'DELL, Respondent, v. CHARLES BUTTRICK et al., Appellants

Court:Supreme Court of California,Department Two

Date published: Nov 6, 1899


126 Cal. 551 (Cal. 1899)
59 P. 133

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