Assigned on Briefs December 2, 2016
from the Circuit Court for Shelby County No. CT-001325-14
Felicia Corbin-Johnson, Judge.
is a breach of contract action in which the lessor filed suit
against the lessee for nonpayment of rent, utilities, and
repairs pursuant to the terms of a lease agreement for two
units in a commercial building. Following a hearing, the
trial court entered a judgment in favor of lessor. The lessee
appeals. We affirm.
R. App. P. 3 Appeal as of Right; Judgment of the Circuit
Court Affirmed; Case Remanded.
Gray, Lakeland, Tennessee, pro se.
A. Stone, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, 240 Poplar
Avenue General Partnership.
W. McClarty, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which
Frank G. Clement, Jr., P.J., M.S., and Kenny Armstrong, J.,
W. McCLARTY, JUDGE
March 17, 2004, Cheryl Gray ("Lessee"),
individually and doing business as Gray Bail Bond Company
("Gray Bail Bond"), entered into a lease agreement
with 240 Poplar Partnership ("Lessor") for the use
of two offices in a commercial building. The lease agreement
provided, in pertinent part, as follows:
WITNESSETH, that [Lessor], for and in
consideration of the rent hereinafter reserved and the
covenants, agreements and stipulations herein contained to be
paid, executed and performed by [Lessee], does by these
presents let, lease and demise unto said [Lessee], its
successors, successors in interest and assigns, the following
described property located in Memphis, to-wit: One (1) office
located at 240 down Poplar Avenue and one (1) office located
at 238 up Poplar Avenue.
It is agreed that the business to be conducted within the
leased premises is that of the bail bond business and other
services which may be reasonably related to the business.
[Lessee] shall have and hold the above described property for
a five-year term beginning with the 1st day of April, 2004
and ending on the 31st day of March, 2009. This Lease shall
automatically be renewed for subsequent one (1) year terms
under the same Lease provisions of this Agreement unless
Lessee gives written notice of intent not to renew, said
notice to be delivered to [Lessor] no less than three months
prior to the expiration of the lease.
After the second year, [Lessor] may cancel or amend lease
with ninety days['] notice to [Lessee].
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