A lease of real property for an automobile service station contained a provision for termination of the leasehold at the option of the tenant in case "the use of the said premises for an oil and gasoline filling station be prevented, suspended or limited by any zoning statute or ordinance, or any other municipal or governmental action." Held, this clause applied to release the tenant when wartime rationing of gasoline and tires made it unprofitable for him to operate the filling station. Mid-Continent Petroleum Corporation v. Barrett, (Ky. Ct. App. 1944) 181 S.W. (2d) 60.
Margaret Groefsema S. Ed.,
LANDLORD AND TENANT-LEASES-OPTION IN TENANT TO CANCEL IN CASE OF GOVERNMENTAL INTERFERENCE WITH USE OF PREMISES,
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