257. Payment of rent in cash or by cheque or notes.

Where the rent is reserved in money, it is payable in cash1 on the date appointed for payment ('the rent day'). If a written lease stipulates for payment of rent in advance, evidence of an antecedent oral agreement by the landlord to accept a bill of exchange is not admissible in any proceedings relating to the rent2. A later agreement by the landlord to accept payment by cheque instead of in cash will, however, prevent the landlord from relying upon the non-payment of the rent in cash on the rent day provided the cheque is subsequently honoured3. As rent