16. Nature of a lodger's interest and rights.

A lodger1 who has no separate apartment or exclusive possession of any part of the dwelling is a licensee2. Even where he has a separate apartment, if the landlord retains the general control and dominion of the house3 (including the part occupied by the lodger) so as to prevent the lodger from having exclusive possession, he is, therefore, in the position of a licensee only4; if, however, the landlord exercises no control over that part, the occupier is a tenant5. The occupier does not become a lodger merely by reason of the fact that the landlord resides on the