Licence to use Land for Grazing Animals
This Licence to use Land for Grazing Animals should be used where the owner of a field wishes to allow another person to use the land, for a period of less than a year, to graze horses or other animals. The Licence can be used for both commercial and private grazing arrangements.
The Licence allows the Licensee to use the land on a non-exclusive basis, i.e. the owner and/or other people will also be able to use the land. This is designed to ensure that the arrangement is viewed as a licence rather than a lease. Please note that it is the actual use of the land, rather than the wording of the agreement, that will determine whether the arrangements amount to a lease or a licence. If in fact nobody else uses the land, the Licensee may be found to have a lease rather than a licence, despite the "non-exclusive" wording in the Licence.
Clause 1 contains the definitions. The definition of Premises makes optional reference to a plan. It is recommended that a plan is included, showing the Premises edged red, so that the extent of the Premises is clear.
Clause 2 contains the grant of the Licence and the procedure for terminating it before the end of the Licence Period.
Clause 3 contains the Licensee’s covenants. These cover payment of the Licence Fee (which is inclusive of any outgoings), use, alterations and the Licensor’s right of entry.
Clause 4 provides for the Licensee to have access to the Premises via the Licensor’s adjoining land, if necessary.
Clause 5 contains some standard clauses including a requirement for notices (e.g. a notice to terminate the Licence) to be served in accordance with section 196 of the Law of Property Act 1925. This means that notices should be delivered by hand or sent by recorded or special delivery post. If the notice is sent by recorded or special delivery post, service is deemed to occur at the time at which the letter would “in the ordinary course” be delivered.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.
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