255. By whom rent is payable.

In general, the landlord is not bound to receive the rent if it is tendered by a third party who has no interest in the land1; but the payment or tender of rent by the tenant's spouse or civil partner, where that spouse or civil partner has a right of occupation2, is as effective as if made or done by the spouse or civil partner who is tenant3. Payment to the landlord by a third person of the amount of rent due does not discharge the tenant, unless it is made by the payer as agent for the tenant