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McBRIDE v. DISTINCTIVE FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION.
49914.
STOLZ, Judge.
Dispossessory warrant. Fulton Civil Court. Before Judge Webb.
In this proceeding under Code Ann. Ch. 61-3 against a tenant holding over, the tenant's failure to pay into the registry of the court, at the time he filed his counter-affidavit, rent due under the lease rendered the answer defective, presenting no issue or case to be tried, and left the affidavit for the dispossessory warrant in effect unopposed, thereby entitling the plaintiff to an unqualified warrant. Mountain Hardwoods & Pine v. Coosa River Sawmill Co., 132 Ga. App. 224 (207 SE2d 643). The said payment being a statutory condition precedent to the tenant's arresting the proceedings and remaining in possession (Mountain Hardwoods & Pine, supra, (3)), the tenant cannot rely on the plaintiff-landlord's alleged previous waiver, by its course of conduct, of the due date of rental payments under the lease, to excuse his paying the rent into the registry of the court on the day after the filing of his answer.
The trial judge did not err in his judgment issuing a dispossessory warrant in favor of the plaintiff.
Leon S. Epstein, William Hall, H. A. Stephens, Jr., for appellee.
J. L. Jordan, for appellant.
SUBMITTED NOVEMBER, 7, 1974 -- DECIDED NOVEMBER 27, 1974.
Friday May 22 12:12 EDT


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