3. Attornment.

A person in occupation of property may establish the relationship of landlord and tenant between himself and another person1 by 'attornment' (that is to say, by acknowledging that he is tenant to that other person)2. Where the occupier is a tenant and agrees to hold of a new landlord during the currency of the agreement without any change in the terms of the tenancy, this is a mere attornment3; but if it is more than a mere acknowledgment of a new landlord in that it contains new or different terms of tenancy, it is a lease or an agreement