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Lease or licence?

This page deals with the distinction between leases and licences in the commercial context; and the termination of licences. The two principal commercial situations in which the distinction between a lease and a licence has been discussed is that of advertising hoardings and car parking spaces. See also the Chattels and fixtures page in relation to beach huts. The final case on this page deals with “shams”. The agreement was clearly expressed to be a licence in a number of…

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