Payment or satisfaction of the amount of the rent due by a stranger to the contract of tenancy does not discharge the tenant unless it is made by that person as agent for the tenant and with his prior authority or subsequent ratification. [Smith v. Cox [1940] 2 K.B. 558; Simpson v. Egginton (1855) 10 Ex. 845; Matthews v. Dobbins [1963] 1 W.L.R. 227; Bessa Plus Plc v. Lancaster [1997] E.G.C.S. 42.]  Where a landlord was in a position to forfeit a lease for non-payment of rent, it was held ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content