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What is the process for recovery of possession from a commercial licencee who occupies land pursuant to a six month licence which has now expired but remains in occupation?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/10/2017

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What is the process for recovery of possession from a commercial licencee who occupies land pursuant to a six month licence which has now expired but remains in occupation?

We have assumed for the purpose of this Q&A that the question relates to a six month contractual licence of a commercial property.

A contractual licence will expire at the end of the term. Following the expiry of the licence period, it is important that no steps are taken which would allow a licensee who remains in occupation to argue that a new periodic tenancy (possibly with security of tenure pursuant to Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954)) has arisen,

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