Occupational Licences

A licence is permission given by the land owner (the licensor) for the licensee (the person being granted the right) to use the land for the authorised purpose and effectively prevents that act from being a trespass.  A licence does not create an estate in land.

A licence can be for a fixed period of time and it can reserve a payment (a licence fee). However, a licence does not grant exclusive possession - unlike a lease.  So, at any time during the licence period, the licensor could ask the licensee to occupy a different area in a building than the area used initially.