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The Sethi Partnership Solicitors

The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way,
Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex
England, HA4 8TB

info@sethi.co.uk

Call now: 0208 866 6464
Existing clients tel: 0208 866 6464

The Sethi Partnership Solicitors

The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way,
Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex
England, HA4 8TB

info@sethi.co.uk

Licences for Occupation

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A licence is personal permission for someone to occupy accommodation. It does not give the licensee a legal interest in (or control of) the land. Without the licence the occupier would be a trespasser. A licence can be fixed term or periodic.

A licence is not a lease: it is a personal right or permission that offers no security. The distinguishing feature of a lease, as opposed to a licence, is that the tenant has exclusive possession of the let property.

Landlords should always be cautious when granting a licence as in certain circumstances, if a licence fulfils the characterises of a lease a tenancy will be created. Should a tenancy be created the occupant could benefit further from security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. The leading case is the House of Lords' decision in Street v Mountford [1985] AC 809 which was more recently reinforced in Clear Channel UK Ltd v Manchester City Council [2005] EWCA 1304.

Examples of where licences can be used are between a landlord and tenant between exchange of an agreement of lease and the grant of a lease. The use of a hall for periodic fitness classes, the use of a room for lecture, co-working arrangements.

Contact our property solicitors in Ruislip, Middlesex

To discuss licences for occupation, call our property team today on 0208 866 6464 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Coronavirus COVID19 

In light of the Coronavirus and in an effort to assist our clients and the economy, we are offering reduced rates on our fees* in some areas of work valid for the month of April.

We are open for Business as Usual with mindful protection. 

Our lawyers are still fully able and equipped  to assist existing clients and new clients by telephone, email, facetime and online meetings. We are not encouraging face to face appointments but we do have an outside office that can be utilised for signatures etc. whilst keeping in line with social distancing.

Existing Clients
As our legal team are following government advice and working from home, if you need to contact them please call the office or email them directly. All our contact details can be found on our website at ‘Our Team’.

New Clients
At this time we encourage all of our prospective clients to contact us via telephone, e-mail or our online new client enquiry on our website. Your matter will be received by our legal team and they will call or email you back as soon as possible.

If any of our Local Eastcote Residents are alone, struggling or self- isolating and in need of any supplies/food/medicines/ please get in touch with us on 0208 866 6464 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Reduced rates include: preparation of Wills, initial 1 hour fixed fee for Employment matters, Landlord &Tenant matters, Conveyancing matters for first time buyers and key workers.

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