Mellowes Archital Limited v Bell Projects Limited: CA 15 Oct 1997

The court referred to ‘the distinction between the common law defence of abatement and the defence of equitable set-off’.


Hobhouse LJ, Buxton LJ


[1997] EWCA Civ 2491, [1997] 87 BLR 26


England and Wales

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CitedEdlington Properties Limited v J H Fenner and Co Limited CA 22-Mar-2006
The landlord had assigned the reversion of the lease. There was an outstanding dispute with the tenant defendant who owed arrears of rent, but sought to set these off against a claim for damages for the landlord’s failure to construct the factory in . .
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Construction, Equity

Updated: 09 November 2022; Ref: scu.142889