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Occupier Terms


1. Licence to Occupy the Property

1.1 Where two or more persons constitute the Licensee, all obligations shall be joint and several.

1.2 The Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee a Licence to occupy the property.

1.3 The Licence shall not create a tenancy or other such interest in the property and the Licensor and Licensee hereby acknowledge that nothing herein contained shall be construed as creating a legal demise or any greater interest in the Licence than on the terms herein provided. The Licensor shall retain management and control of the property.

2. Term of Licence

2.1 The Licence shall commence on

2.2 The Licensor may terminate the Licence immediately after giving the Licensee 30 day’s written notice of any breach by the Licensee or any term herein and giving the Licensee opportunity to rectify such breach.

2.3 The Licensee may terminate the Licence by giving 30 day’s written notice to the Licensor.

2.4 If the property is destroyed by any reason or access to the property cannot be given, any payments due under the Licence shall be suspended until access can be given again or the property is rebuilt.

2.5 Upon the expiration of such period, the Licensee shall deliver up to the Licensor the property in good tenantable order with vacant possession.

2.6 The Licensor shall not be liable for any failure or break or interruption in services where causes are beyond his reasonable control.

3. Licensee’s Payment and Outgoings

3.1 The Licensee shall pay to the Licensor the licence fee by direct debit. The Licensor has the right to charge an extra fee for administrative costs if payments are not made by direct debit.

3.2 The Licensee shall pay all general rates direct to the Local Authority and shall be responsible for all utility bills incurred whilst in occupation. The Licensee shall pay for the Buildings Insurance on a pro rata basis.

3.3 The Licensee shall pay within 14 days of demand to the Licensor additional sums of money and VAT when application, for providing such services as the Licensee requests and which the Licensor in its reasonable discretion decides to provide.

3.4 The Licensor shall have lien upon the property belonging to the Licensee in respect of monies owed. Such property may be disposed of by the Licensor after 30 day’s written notice to the Licensee and by any means whatsoever.

3.5 The Licensee must pay to the Licensor the following (together with VAT):

3.5.1 The deposit of £ which will be held for the whole of the licence period.
3.5.2 The Licensor may take from the deposit, either during the licence period or when it ends, any money owed to the Licensor under this licence, including any costs the Licensor has incurred to repair any damage caused, and any other money that the Licensor has the right to claim back (whether or not that money was paid as part of this licence).
3.5.3 If the Licensor takes any money from the deposit during the licence period, the Licensor may ask the Licensee to make up the difference so that the amount of the deposit is not reduced.
3.5.4. The Licensee cannot use the deposit to pay any amounts owed by the Licensee under this licence.

3.6 The Licensee must pay all electricity, gas and phone charges for the unit, from the date the licence starts. If the Licensor supplies any of these services, the Licensee must pay to the Licensor the charges within 14 days of invoice from the Licensor. The Licensor may increase these charges at any time and after giving the Licensee at least 28 days’ notice. The Licensee may ask for a list of current charges. If one of your cheques or direct debits is returned unpaid by your bank, you must pay us a £20 fee.

4. Licensee’s Obligations in respect of the Property

4.1 The licence shall be personal to the Licensee and the Licensee shall not assign, grant a sub-licence, part with or share possession or occupation or otherwise dispose of the property or any part of the property or the rights under the licence.

4.2 The property shall only be used for the purpose of the permitted use.

4.3 The Licensee shall not make any alterations or additions of whatsoever nature to the property without permission in writing from the Licensor (such permission not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) and shall take care of the property including all fixtures and fittings therein and shall make good damage caused to the property, whether by the Licensee or other persons.

4.4 The Licensee must notify the Fire Authority in advance of any proposal to make a material extension or alteration to the property that would render inadequate the existing arrangements for escape, fire fighting and other precautions as provided in the 1971 Fire Precautions Act.

4.5 The Licensee shall not, in occupying or using the property under the licence, permit anything to be done which shall be inconsistent with, or cause the Licensor to be in breach of his obligation in relation to the property and the Licensee shall indemnify and keep indemnified the Licensor against the breach non-observance or non-performance of the Licensee’s obligations under the sub clause.
4.6 The Licensee shall not do or permit or suffer anything to be done which may cause a nuisance or annoyance to the Licensor or the occupier of any adjoining unit or neighbouring property.

4.7 No liability shall attain to the Licensor in respect of loss or damage to vehicles, goods, property or injury to the Licensee, employees or visitors in the property or using the means of access thereto or egress therefrom unless caused by negligence of the Licensor, their agents or invitees.

4.8 The Licensee shall not erect any signs or any other notices or lights outside the property without prior consent from the Licensor (such permission not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

4.9 Any additional electrical installations that the Licensee may require within the property are to be completed by qualified electricians approved by the Licensor and inspected by his representative upon completion at no cost to the Licensor.

4.10 The Licensee shall restrict operation of his business/trade to work within the confines of the property under the licence and shall not carry out any works in public areas.

4.11 The Licensee shall not use or permit naked flame heaters of any form within the property.

4.12 The Licensee is to keep the property clean. Waste material is to be bagged up or stored in waste bins and removed from site at weekly intervals.

4.13 The Licensee is not permitted to store flammable liquids within the property.

5. Licensor’s Obligations in respect of the Property

5.1 The Licensor will supply within the property, adequate electrical lighting in good working order and a minimum of one live socket outlet. Maintenance of lights and any other electrical wiring, light bulbs or equipment within the property will become the responsibility of the Licensee upon taking up occupation.
5.2 The Licensor does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage which may be incurred unless caused by negligence of the Licensor, their Agents or invitees.
5.3 The Licensor is not responsible for any damage to the Licensee’s goods and or chattels, decoration or suspended ceilings (where installed by the Licensee) where applicable which shall be caused by water damage either from burst pipes or roof leaks or floods unless caused by negligence of the Licensor, their Agents or invitees.

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