Hart v Rogers: 1916

The landlord claimed for unpaid rent and the tenant counterclaimed for damages for breach by the landlord of the implied covenant to repair the roof of the premises demised.
Held: The cross-claim was no defence to an action for rent.


Scruton J


[1916] 1 KB 646


AppliedSurplice v Farnsworth 1844
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Cited by:

Not followedBritish Anzani (Felixstowe) Ltd v International Marine Management (UK) Ltd ChD 19-Dec-1978
Money expended by a tenant on discharging his landlord’s covenants will in appropriate circumstances operate as a partial or a complete discharge so as to furnish a defence at law to a claim for unpaid rent; and where the tenant has suffered damage . .
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Landlord and Tenant

Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.247752