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.
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Applied – Surplice v Farnsworth 1844
Not followed – British 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