Payment of rent by a stranger

Payment of rent by a stranger

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....
Must landlord accept rent?

Must landlord accept rent?

It seems that the landlord is not obliged to accept rent tendered to him. He may refuse to do so where, for example, he wishes to avoid waiving the right to forfeit. [cf. Richards v. De Freitas (1974) 29 P. & C.R. 1.]  Where the landlord refuses to accept rent,...