2014 (Civil Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 18

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XVIII.

Spouses Magtanggol managed and operated a gasoline station on a 1,000 sq. m. lot which they leased from Francisco Bigla-awa. The contract was for a period of three (3) years. When the contract expired, Francisco asked the spouses to peacefully vacate the premises. The spouses ignored the demand and continued with the operation of the gasoline station.

One month after, Francisco, with the aid of a group of armed men, caused the closure of the gasoline station by constructing fences around it.

Was the act of Francisco and his men lawful? Why? (4%)

3 comments

  1. Yes. The act of Francisco and his men was lawful since that contract was already expired and of course the former gave them a grace period of one month.

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