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Torbett v. Faulkner (1952) 2 TLR 659

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It was held that where a servant is given the personal privilege to live in a house for the greater convenience of his work, and this is treated as part of his remuneration, then he is a licensee, even though the value of the house is quantified in money.

Available:  Registered Trustees of the Socio-economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP) v President of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria (FRN) & Ors. (2010) - ECOWAS

However, where he is given an interest in the land, separate and distinct from his contract of service, at a sum properly to be regarded as a rent, then he is a tenant, and nonetheless a tenant because he is a servant.

Available:  Belmont Finance Corporation v. Williams Furniture Ltd. and Others (NO 2) (1979) - SC
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