663. Meaning of 'dwelling house'.

'Dwelling house' means premises which are suitable for all the major activities of residential life, particularly sleeping, cooking and eating, and which are actually used for those purposes1. If the tenant carries on some of these activities elsewhere, the premises are not a dwelling house2. Premises used merely for the purpose of affording additional accommodation for guests of a hotel owned by the tenant do not constitute a dwelling house3.

It is expressly stated that a dwelling house may be part of a house4. A flat5, therefore, or a maisonette or a suite of rooms or a single room6 in