TENANT vs BOARDER?
TENANT is the one who lives in a separate room or flat on payment of rent.
You are likely to be a tenant rather than a boarder/lodger, if you:
have exclusive access to your own room (no-one else uses your room and you can lock it)
do not get meals, linen, or cleaning as part of your agreement
have your own cooking facilities
do not have house rules enforced.
BOARDER--A boarder is one who lives along with you as a family members,having his meals,breakfast with you. What he pays includes the cost of boarding and only a symbolic amount of rent for sharing the premises with you.
so I guess I AM A TENANT? can my landlord control my life?