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Must a licence to occupy part be assigned (and/or notice of assignment given to the licensee) to the new licensor on sale of the property for the licensor to be liable to pay the rent to the new owner? The licence refers to the owner (to whom the rent must be paid) as the person entitled to the property.

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/09/2017

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  • Must a licence to occupy part be assigned (and/or notice of assignment given to the licensee) to the new licensor on sale of the property for the licensor to be liable to pay the rent to the new owner? The licence refers to the owner (to whom the rent must be paid) as the person entitled to the property.

Must a licence to occupy part be assigned (and/or notice of assignment given to the licensee) to the new licensor on sale of the property for the licensor to be liable to pay the rent to the new owner? The licence refers to the owner (to whom the rent must be paid) as the person entitled to the property.

A licence is a personal permission by a licensor to a licensee to occupy property. It is fundamentally different from a tenancy agreement, which is an interest in land. For the purposes of this Q&A, we assume that the arrangement is a licence and not a tenancy. However, even if the document is termed a licence it might still be a tenancy if

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