This case was a conjoined appeal, which also decided Antoniades v Villiers 
- AG Securities, who had a long lease over a building, licensed each of 4 rooms to separate individuals at different times and under independent agreements
- Could the licensees claim that they collectively held a lease over the building and therefore claim that they were entitled to protection buy genuine xanax under landlord and tenant legislation?
- Although parties cannot contract out of landlord and tenant legislation (the Rent Act 1977 at the time), a shifting population could not be joint tenants of a lease and therefore they were each licensees, not entitled to protection
- For discussion of the distinction between licences and leases, see land law notes on leases.