A right to enter and occupy the premises but not exclusive occupation of the premises by the occupier. It is a personal right not transferable and can be revoked at any time. For example, a boarder or where A tells B that B can take a shortcut over A's land. Compare with a lease.

The licence does not create an interest in the land but rather a personal contract between the landlord, and licensee. Where a room is let and some service is provided to that room such as cleaning, the occupancy is that of a licence. For example, a boarding house.

shared accommodation