667. Sharing with the landlord.

The principle that, where essential living accommodation is shared, a house is not let as a separate dwelling1 has been modified by statute2. Where under any contract entered into before 15 January 1989:


    (1)     a tenant3 has the exclusive occupation of any accommodation; and


    (2)     the terms on which he holds the accommodation include the use of other accommodation in common with his landlord4 or in common with his landlord and other persons; and


    (3)     by reason only of the circumstances mentioned in head (2) above, or by reason of those circumstances and the fact that the landlord resides