250. Rent book as evidence.

A rent book is prima facie merely a book containing acknowledgment of the payment of rent and the information required by law to be set out in it; it is not a contract for granting a tenancy, still less a lease creating an estate1. The issue of a rent book in the prescribed form did not estop the landlord from denying that the premises were controlled2. A rent book may, however, be evidence of the terms on which the tenant holds