Payment of rent in advance is not payment of rent

Payment of rent in advance is not payment of rent

Payment before the day is voluntary and a payment of a sum in gross, and no satisfaction at law of the rent. [Clun’s Case (1613) 10 Co.Rep. 127b; Cromwell v Andrews (1583) cro.Eliz. 15.]  Thus the landlord was entitled at law for forfeit for non-payment of rent...