Section I

Fire of London Disputes Act 1666

 

That the Justices of the Courts of Kings Bench, and Common Pleas, and the Barons of the Court of the Exchequer, for the time being, or any three or more of them, sitting at the same time and place, and not otherwise, shall be and are hereby authorized, from time to time, to hear and to determine all Differences and Demands whatsoever which have arisen or may any-way arise between Landlords, Proprietors, Tenants, Lessees, Under-Tenants, or late Occupiers of any the said Houses or Buildings with their appurtenances or the Courts or Yards, Grounds and Wharfs, or any person or persons having or claiming any Estate, Right, Title, Interest in Law or Equity, or Trust, Charge or Incumbrance, of or in the same or their or any of their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Successors or Assigns, or any other persons for touching or concerning the repairing building or rebuilding of the said Houses or Buildings, Yards, Courts, Grounds and Wharfs, or any other Grounds lying within that part of the City and Suburbs thereof lately burnt, pulled down or otherwise demolished, defaced, or otherwise ruined by reason of the said Fire ,or for or concerning the payment defalcation, apportioning or abatement of any Rent or Rents other then Arrears of Rent only due before the First day of September One thousand six hundred sixty and six, or for or touching any Covenant, Condition or Penalty relating thereunto, or for touching or concerning the prefixing or limiting of any time for such Repairs or new Building, Rebuilding or any Rate or Contribution to be borne or paid thereunto by any person or persons, Bodies politick or corporate, interested in the Premises, and all Incidents relating thereunto, And that they or any three or more of them from time to time, and at such place or places as they or any three or more of them shall think fit from time to time with or without any Adjournment summarily and sine forma et figura judicij, and without the formalities of proceedings in Courts of Law or Equity, shall and may upon the verdict or inquisition of Jurors, testimony of witnesses upon oath, Examination of parties interested, or by all or any of the said ways or otherwise according to their Discretions, proceed to the hearing and determining of the Demands or Differences between the said Parties concerning the premises, and that the definitive Order of the said Justices and Barons, or any three or more of them as aforesaid, shall be final as between the said parties, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Successors and Assigns, and all claiming by from or under them as touching the matters contained in such Orders from which there shall be no Appeal or Review otherwise then as is hereafter mentioned, Nor shall any Writ of Error or Certiorari lie for the removal or reversal of the same.

Fire of London Disputes Act 1666