TABLE OF CONTENTS OF DISSERTATIONS.
* 1.-LEASES, p. 1.
Division of subject. I. T'he nature of a lease, the different kinds of lease-
hold estates or tenancies, and how they are created. Definition of a
lease, 1. Lease for a term of years, 1. Tenancy from year to year, 2.
Tenancy at will, 2. Tenancy from year to year was originally a tenancy
at will, 2. Tenancy on sufferance, 2. Lease for more than three years
must be by deed, 2. Tenancy from year to year, how created, 2.
Lessee holding over and paying rent becomes tenant from year to
year, 2. Instrument void as a lease may be sued on as an agreement, 3.
Rights and obligations of parties under an agreement for a lease, 3.
Option to yearly tenant to have a lease, how long it continues, 3.
Effect of agreement by landlord not to turn out tenant so long as he
pays the rent, 4. Mortgagor in possession, the nature of his tenancy, 4.
II. The rent reserved on leases and the remedies for its recovery. Rent, 4.
Right of distress may be exercised for six years, if lease continues, and
if it has determined, for six months afterwards, 5. Executors of
landlord have same right of distress, 5. Preferential right of landlord
over ordinary creditors, 5. Right of landlord to seize goods fraudulently
removed, 5. If tenant is bankrupt, right of distress limited to one
year's rent, 5. Distress for rent due from company which is being
wound up cannot be made without consent of Court, 6. In what cases
leave will be given, 6. In agricultural holdings right of distress
limited to one year, 6. What goods may be distrained, 6. Things
protected from distress, 6. Law of Distress Amendment Act, 7.
Things protected by Agricultural Holdings Act, 7. Appraisement, 7.
Sale by auction, 7. Replevy, 7. Certified bailiff only can levy
distress, 7. Lodgers' goods protected against distress, 7. Rent may
be recovered for six years by action on covenant, 8. No apportionment
of rent by the common law, 8. Statutes as to apportionment, 8. Rents
to accrue from day to day, and be apportionable, 8. Apportioned part
of rent to be payable when next entire portion becomes due, 9.
Persons to have same remedies for apportioned parts as for entire
portions, 9. Proviso as to rents reserved in certain cases, 9. Construc-
tion of the Act, 9. Application of Act to an assignment of lease, as
regards the current rent, 10. The term “dividends” includes bonuses,
&c., payable out of revenues of public companies, but not private
partnerships, 10 n. III. The covenants usually inserted in leases in
relation to rates and taxes, and the preservation, repair and insurance of
the demised property. What are usual covenants in a lease, 10. Rates