Leave and License Agreement

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

In some cities, instead of a rent agreement, a leave and license agreement is used. By using this form of an agreement, the owner of the property gives you permission to use the house for a specific purpose.

In a Leave and License agreement, the person giving the house on rent is called the licensor and the person renting the house is called a licensee.

Keep in mind the following when you enter into a Leave and License Agreement:

Tenant Protections Not Available to a Licensee

You are technically not a tenant as per law and hence you do not have certain rights. Instead, you are a licensee who has acquired a limited right to use the premises for a specific time period.

Guided by Agreement

The rights and duties of both licensor and licensee are primarily decided by the agreement. If any of the terms of the agreement are violated, it is treated as a violation or breaking of a contract, the remedy for which is going to Court to file a civil suit.

To see a sample leave and license agreement, refer here.

Please refer to this checklist to ensure you have all the essential points covered in your agreement.

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