Thomas v Thomas [1842]


  • A husband wished for his wife to inherit his house
  • The executors of the husband’s will agreed that thw wife could have possession of the house in return for the wife paying £1 per year ground rent
  • The executors refused to go through with the agreement


  • Does consideration (£1) have to be sufficient


  • No, claim allowed


  • Consideration must be present, but it need not be sufficient. It for parties to ensure that they get themselves a good bargain.
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