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Walsh v Lonsdale

[1882] 21 Ch D 9

Case summary last updated at 09/01/2020 14:56 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Walsh v Lonsdale

D granted P a lease, but the formalities were never completed. P later tried to claim that there was no lease and therefore that he wasn’t bound by it. However CA held that equity sees as done that which ought to be done, so that P was subject to the terms of the lease. (NB the court doesn’t say this explicitly, but Jessel MR says that P holds “under the same terms in equity as if a lease had been granted”.) 

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