Report from Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the State of the Law and Practice in Respect to the Occupation of Land in Ireland Volume 1

Report from Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry Into the State of the Law and Practice in Respect to the Occupation of Land in Ireland Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... of course always paid to the occu ier from whom the land is transferred, except in cases when the tenant is in arrears, an then the arrears must first be paid off, after which the balance goes to the seller. The eifect of this arrangement, when duly observed, is to prevent all disputes, quarrels, burnings, and destruction of property, so common in those parts of Ireland where this practice does not prevail. Indeed, so fully are farmers aware of this, that very few, except the most reckless, would venture on taking a farm without obtaining the out-going tenant's good-will. Such a proceeding as taking land " over a man's head," as it is termed, is regarded here as not merely dishonorable, but as little better than robbery, and as such, held in the greatest detestation. And the justice of this arrangement is obvious, because all the buildings, planting, and other improvements being entirely at the tenant's expense, he has a certain amount of capital sunk in the property, and for which, if he parts with the place, he expects to be repaid by the sale of the tenant-right. 33. Would a tenant who had made no improvements whatever expect to sell his tenant1I'ight?--Every one; it applies to every one, but there isno such case in the country that know of. r ' 34. Supposing the case of a person taking a tract of mountain, and finding it convenient to dispose of it without having made any improvement, do you think he would expect and obtain a purchaser for his tenant-right '?__There is no such tract in the neighbourhood I speak of; 'but everywhere and in all cases upon the Marquess of Hertf0rd's estate, there is a regular practice, no matter whether there are improvements or not; it implies...show more

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  • Paperback | 988 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,724g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910036
  • 9781236910035