Krell v Henry [1903]

Facts

  • Hotel room booked for purposes of viewing royal procession
  • The booking constituted an agreement for a very short fixed term lease
  • Procession cancelled

Issue

  • Could contract be nullified and deposit returned?

Decision

  • Contract frustrated, deposit not returned

Reasoning

  • Frustration is only prospective
RELATED CASE  Hobbs v London & South Western Railway [1874]

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