This Domestic Garage Licence should be used where the owner of a garage wishes to permit another person to use the garage for storing domestic vehicles or household items.
This template is not designed for use where the garage is to be used for business purposes. If business use is intended, please see the templates in the Industrial Leases and Licences section of the Property Folder.
The use of a garage could be construed as a lease or a licence arrangement. This document aims to create a licence by giving the Licensor the right to move the Licensee to alternative premises. This helps to make the case that the Licensee does not have exclusive possession of the Premises (exclusive possession points towards the arrangement being a lease, with the risk that it is more difficult to take back possession of the premises).
The Licence grants the Licensee the right to use the garage for the Licence Period. If relevant, the Licensee is also given a right of way over any land owned by the Licensor which gives access to the garage.
The Licensee is to pay a licence fee. No mention is made of council tax, business rates or utilities charges. If any of these apply to the garage, the Licensor must make sure that the licence fee is sufficient to cover these outgoings.
The Licence Period can be brought to an end early by either party giving notice as set out in clause 4.
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.
This Domestic Garage Licence is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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