Commercial property licence: to occupy business premises

This licence agreement provides the legal framework to let spare office rooms, workshops or other business space to other businesses without creating a lease under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
Suitable for use in: England & Wales and Scotland
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This short agreement grants a licence to occupy rooms or space for business use.

That it doesn't create a lease will be the most important feature for most users. A lease creates an interest in land and gives the tenant additional rights - particularly with respect to stay in the property when the lease term expires (security of tenure). A licence agreement does not give the occupier the same rights to stay.

This agreement includes minimal and usual provisions in simple format, specifically to avoid it being interpreted as a lease under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. What is excluded is as critical as to what has been included.

The document might be used to:

  • let spare office rooms, unused workshops or warehouse space to another business
  • bring in another trader on a shop floor
  • rent office space on a short term, flexible basis, for example as 'incubator' space for start-up businesses
  • let a parcel of spare land to another business to store vehicles or machinery

Alternative documents

If you need a lease rather than a licence to occupy, we have a large collection of lease templates for all types of business property.

This document is not suitable for letting residential property. For that, see our standard residential property licence agreement.

Contents

  • Property details
  • Licence fee
  • Licence fee inclusions such as services and rates
  • Payment provisions: all payments the tenant might have to make
  • Use allowed: restrictions on how the occupier can use the property
Draftsman

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.

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