Moule v Garrett: CA 3 Feb 1872

An original tenant sought an indemnity from an assignee for a later claim by the landlord.
Held: The principles of recoupment are that where a plaintiff has been compelled by law to pay, or, being compellable by law, has paid, money which the defendant was ultimately liable to pay, so that the latter obtains the benefit of the payment by the discharge of his liability; under such circumstances the defendant is held indebted to the plaintiff in the amount.

Cockburn CJ
(1872) LR 7 Exch 101, [1872] UKLawRpExch 18
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedNIRU Battery Manufacturing Company and Another v Milestone Trading Ltd and others ComC 8-May-2003
There was a contract for the sale of lead ingots. The sale was supported by letters of credit but inaccurate certificates were issued to release payment. The parties sought now to amend the contributions in the light of the Royal Brompton Hospital . .
CitedScottish and Newcastle Plc v Raguz CA 6-Mar-2007
The claimant was the original tenant under two 99 year underleases granted in 1967, and assigned them to the defendant who then himself assigned them. The eventual assignee had become insolvent. The landlord recovered the rents from the claimant who . .

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Equity, Damages, Landlord and Tenant

Updated: 10 December 2021; Ref: scu.181986