256. To whom rent is payable.

The rent is payable either to the landlord, or to his agent who is either expressly or impliedly authorised to receive it1. An authority is implied where the landlord has held out the person in question as his agent to receive the rent2 (as, for example, by recognising from time to time the validity of his receipts)3; and the tenant is entitled to continue payment in pursuance of that authority until he has notice that it has been withdrawn4. On the landlord's death, the rent is payable to his personal representatives until the reversion becomes vested by their consent