214. Proof of date of commencement.

If there is any doubt as to the day of the commencement of the tenancy, this is a matter of fact to be proved by evidence1. The mere specifying of a particular date for quitting in a notice given by the landlord is not evidence that such was the date of commencement, nor does it throw upon the tenant the onus of proving that the tenancy commenced on a different date2. If, however, the date is a day on which rent has been paid, and the contents of the notice are brought to the tenant's attention when he is