Short-term Occupation and Spare-Sharing Arrangements 
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Mark Shelton, commercial property legal trainer
CPD Hours: 1
Solicitors continue to warn against documenting short-term occupation by licences to occupy; and clients continue to use them. Why? What is the latest caselaw, and what better options are there?
Space-sharing arrangements are increasingly common, as occupiers continue to look for greater flexibility. What is permitted under usual lease covenants? How do you tell the difference between possession and occupation? And how are these arrangements best documented?
• Letter licences and tenancies at will – when they work and when they don’t
• What standard form leases are out there?
• Technical issues – the limits to a DIY approach
• Myths about periodic tenancies and six-month lets