675. Effect of tenant's absence.

A statutory tenant will lose the benefit of the Rent Acts if he abandons the premises without any intention of returning1 or in circumstances such that the prospect of his returning is remote2. The onus of proving that the tenant has gone out of residence3 is, in the first place, on the landlord4; but, where the tenant's absence is sufficiently long or continuous to raise the inference that he has ceased to occupy the premises as his residence, the onus shifts to the tenant to rebut this inference by showing both:


    (1)     that he had throughout an intention to