Appeal from High Court decision allowing the forfeiture of a commercial lease and refusing relief in the light of various breaches. The Judge held that the landlord had not waived the right to forfeit by processing a cheque and apportioning part towards back rent.
Following a hearing the Court of Appeal, it was held that there are there circumstances in which a landlord can accept only part of a cheque offered by a tenant and thereby avoid waiving its right to forfeit. This case therefore raises interesting questions about the thorny issue of waiver of forfeiture.
Myriam Stacey appeared for the successful claimant.