Commercial property licence: to occupy business premises
This is not a lease, but more simply, a license. It does not create a legal interest in land.
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About this commercial property licence agreement
This agreement creates a licence to occupy commercial premises, not a lease. The difference is important because a lease creates an interest in land and gives the tenant additional rights - particularly with respect to stay in the property when the lease term expires.
This property licence includes minimal and usual provisions in simple format, specifically to avoid it being interpreted as a lease.
The document might be used to:
- let spare office rooms, unused workshops or warehouse space to another business
- bring in another trader on a shop floor
- rent office space on a short term, flexible basis, for example as 'incubator' space for start-up businesses
- let a parcel of spare land to another business to store vehicles or machinery
This document has been carefully drawn so as to avoid being interpreted as a lease under Property Law Act 2007.
If you need a lease rather than a licence to occupy, we have a large collection of business lease agreement templates for all types of property.
The document is not suitable for residential property. For that, see our documents within the category Lodger agreements and licences, or our standard lodger agreement.
- Property details
- Licence fee
- Licence fee inclusions such as services and rates
- Payment provisions: all payments the tenant might have to make
- Use allowed: restrictions on how the occupier can use the property
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current New Zealand law.
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By Mark Norman 02 July 2017
Document was easy to understand and edit to suit my purpose. After editing it was approved by my solicitor with only some recommended alterations to the editing I had done.
By Karen Macpherson 24 November 2016
I got a prompt response to my query with a recommendation on what agreement best suited my need. Quick easy download of template, cost effective and met my need 100%. Thankyou
By James Ho 24 January 2016
its simply worded and clear in its contents, updating is easy and user friendly
By Added Energy Ltd 24 July 2017
it was simple enough, but it wasnt exactly as i wanted. i have a workshop with a large open 3 bay farm type shed and was leasing (now changed to licence to occupy) 2 of those bays plus the associated accessways and parking area. i changed the wording of the document to "the space"
By Hannah Warwick 19 June 2017
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