519. Right to relief against forfeiture for non-payment of rent.

The proviso for re-entry on non-payment of rent is regarded in equity as merely a security for the rent1 and, accordingly, provided that the landlord and other persons interested can be put in the same position as before2, the tenant is entitled to be relieved against the forfeiture on payment of the rent and any expenses to which the landlord has been put because of its non-payment3. Save in exceptional circumstances, therefore, relief will be granted on payment of the rent in arrears4, and, moreover, save in exceptional circumstances, the court will grant relief on payment of arrears of