666. Separate dwelling; sharing.

The requirement that, for a tenant to be protected, the premises must be let as a separate dwelling1 does not make it necessary for each dwelling to be self-contained or partitioned off2. Special statutory provisions apply where a tenant shares accommodation with persons other than the landlord, and these are discussed in later paragraphs3. Apart from those provisions, where an essential living room is shared, there is no separate dwelling and the premises are outside the scope of protection4. For this purpose, it has been held that a kitchen is an essential living room5, but that a bathroom or