266. Abandonment and reletting.

The mere abandonment of the premises by the tenant does not affect his liability to pay rent1. If, however, the landlord subsequently enters and uses the premises for his own purposes, this is equivalent to an eviction or recovery of possession2, and he cannot recover rent subsequently accruing due3. Thus, if the landlord relets the premises to another tenant who goes into possession, this operates as an eviction of the previous tenant, from whom the landlord may not recover any rent which falls due after the reletting