274. Apportionment in respect of estate.

Rent is apportionable in respect of the demised premises, either because the reversion has been severed so that different portions of the rent are payable to different persons, or because the tenant has ceased to be in possession of the whole of the demised premises.

Rent is apportionable upon a severance of the reversion, whether this takes place by the act of the parties or by an act of law1. Thus it is apportionable where the reversion is severed by grant of a part to a third party or to the tenant2, or where it is severed on the landlord's