Webinars by Practice Area
Dealing with informal occupation
Recorded on: 28/02/2023
Over the last five years of economic and political uncertainty, many landlords have prioritised income over other aspects of property management. They have sometimes been prepared to accept occupiers of less than ideal quality, and to overlook the fact that terms of occupation have not been regularised. This is understandable in the short-term, but may lead to problems later on, as regards identifying what sums may be recoverable from the occupier, and ultimately the ability to recover possession.
This webinar will consider how occupation can be documented quickly and economically for short-term, low-value lettings, in the light of guidance from recent caselaw on the characteristics of licences to occupy and tenancies at will. It will also consider strategies to untangle the knot when problems have arisen.
- What is meant by ‘exclusive possession’ – the implications of cases on property guardians
- Implied tenancies at will – must the parties be in negotiation for a new lease?
- Lessons from the Valley View Health Centre case
- ‘Jumping the gun’ on assignment
- Strategies to regularise occupation