Facts and Judgment
(Harpenden) Society Ltd v Woods  1 WLR 374 Court of Appeal
A resident in a residential home for the elderly was held to
be a licensee.
Lord Denning MR:
"the modern cases show that a
man may be a licensee even though he has exclusive possession, even though the word 'rent' is used, and even though the word 'tenancy' is used. The court must look at the agreement as a whole and see whether a tenancy really was intended. In this case there is, besides the one room, the provision of services, meals, a resident housekeeper, and such like. The whole arrangement was so personal in nature thatthe proper inference is" that he was a licensee."
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