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Section 69, Contract Act 1872: Reimbursement Of Person Paying Money Due By Another...

Section 69 under the Chapter V (Of certain relations resembling those created by contract) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'Reimbursement of person paying money due by another, in payment of which he is interested', is reproduced hereunder:—

“A person who is interested in the payment of money which another is bound by law to pay, and who therefore pays it, is entitled to be reimbursed by the other.

Illustration

B holds land in Bengal, on a lease granted by A, the zamindar. The revenue payable by A to the government being in arrears, his land is advertised for sale by the government. Under the revenue law, the consequence of such sale will be the annulment of B's lease. B to prevent the sale and the consequent annulment of his one lease, pays to the government the sum due from A. A is bound to make good to B the amount so paid.”

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