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RCH CORPORATION v. SOUTHLAND INVESTMENT CORPORATION.
45676.
EVANS, Judge.
Dispossessory warrant. DeKalb State Court. Before Judge Smith.
This case is a dispossessory warrant proceeding filed in statutory form by the plaintiff (appellee) to oust the defendant (appellant). There had been a 6-year lease between the plaintiff as landlord and the defendant as tenant for the operation of a "teen dance club" on the premises. This lease contained the following special stipulation: "If the operations of the club create such a nuisance that an excessive number of complaints are received from the shopping center tenants and/or nearby residents and the cause of such complaints not be promptly corrected, the landlord can cancel this lease by giving sixty (60) days prior written notice by registered or certified mail. If such cancellation should occur, tenant will be permitted to occupy the premises and operate for the last month without payment of rent."
The defendant moved for summary judgment on the grounds that: (1) the above stipulation is vague and unenforceable and is so uncertain that it can not be a basis for a dispossessory action; (2) the plaintiff is proceeding against him as a tenant at sufferance and not as a tenant at will in which latter case he is entitled to notice which has not been given to him; (3) all rents have been paid and accepted by the landlord; and (4) no formal demand has been made for the possession of the premises as required by Code 61-301. The lower court denied the motion for summary judgment, and the appeal is from that judgment with a certification by the judge authorizing an immediate appeal. Held:
1. Where a lessee has breached a lease, the lessor is authorized to rescind the lease and summarily dispossess the lessee as a tenant holding over under Code 61-301, 61-302. Sinclair Refining Co. v. Davis, 47 Ga. App. 601 (171 SE 150); Sinclair Refining Co. v. Giddens, 54 Ga. App. 69 (1) (187 SE 201).
3. After consideration of the pleadings, the affidavits and counter-affidavits, and other documents, the trial court did not err in determining that the issues were not conclusively eliminated by uncontradicted testimony, and issues remained for jury determination. The special stipulation in the contract is not void as a matter of law. This was a summary judgment proceeding and not a declaratory judgment proceeding, and the lower court did not err in failing to declare the stipulation a nullity. Holland v. Sanfax Corp., 106 Ga. App. 1 (126 SE2d 442); Sanders v. Alpha Gamma Alumni Chapter, 106 Ga. App. 137, 140 (126 SE2d 545).
Orr & Joyner, John C. Joyner, W. Fred Orr, II, for appellee.
Sam G. Dettelbach, for appellant.
SUBMITTED OCTOBER 7, 1970 -- DECIDED NOVEMBER 13, 1970.
Friday May 22 17:04 EDT


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