What is a licensee?
A licensee is a person who occupies accommodation under license. Licensees can arise in all sorts of accommodation but most commonly in the following four areas;
- persons staying in hotels, guesthouses, hostels, etc.,
- persons sharing a house/apartment with its owner e.g. under the ‘rent a room’ scheme or ‘in digs’,
- persons occupying accommodation in which the owner is not resident under a formal license arrangement with the owner where the occupants are not entitled to its exclusive use and the owner has continuing access to the accommodation and/or can move around or change the occupants,
- persons staying in rented accommodation at the invitation of the tenant.