Key learning outcomes

  • Appreciate the different types of informal occupation, and the legal implications
  • Understand letter licences, tenancies at will and standard form leases
  • Know when lease obligations can be enforced against informal occupiers

This course covers the major issues raised by short-term and informal lets, including:

  • Letter licences and tenancies at will: when they work and when they don’t
  • Existing standard form leases in use
  • Technical issues: the limits of a DIY approach
  • The traps in the contracting-out process
  • Myths about periodic tenancies and six-month lets
  • The basis on which lease obligations, such as repair, may be enforced against an informal occupier
  • Legal analyses of the basis of occupation
  • Consideration of whether this is just a landlord problem, or whether it also raises issues for the tenant
Mark Shelton

Mark Shelton

Details and courses

A great overview of the topic. Great on a refresher or filling in the gaps training.

Available dates (2)
Tue 15 Oct 2019 - 2:00PM London Members save up to 50% off training£255
Wed 11 Mar 2020 - 2:00PM London £255
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Course Notes - Short Term and Undocumented Occupation: A Toolkit £79

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