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difference between licensee and tenant

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difference between licensee and tenant
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Claire D replied 7 years ago.

Being a licensee and being a tenant will depend on a variety of factors.


A licensee will generally have permission for a short time. But if they go on too long (espcially over 2 years) then a court may construe that the licensee is in fact a tenant. A licensee would usually not have the same rights as a tenant but would have more flexibility to vacate a property and could be remove easier.


Licensees and tenants are usually used in commercial property. In residential properties, licences are generally tenancies due to the Housing Act 1988.





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