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Licence for an employee to occupy residential accommodation

This is a licence for an employee to occupy a property in England or Northern Ireland that's owned by their employer.

The occupancy must be on the basis that it's necessary for the employee to live in the property for the better performance of their duties. If this basis can't be established, the employee will have a tenancy and not a licence.

If an employer has a lease for the property (usually associated with ownership of flats) or is renting the property from a third party, they should check if permission is needed from their landlord before granting this licence.

If the property is in England and the employee will have other adults living with them (such as their family), employers must check whether those individuals have a legal right to live in the UK (known as 'the right to rent').

Compatible region(s): Northern Ireland England

Licence for an employee to occupy residential accommodation

This is a licence for an employee to occupy a property in England or Northern Ireland that's owned by their employer.

The occupancy must be on the basis that it's necessary for the employee to live in the property for the better performance of their duties. If this basis can't be established, the employee will have a tenancy and not a licence.

If an employer has a lease for the property (usually associated with ownership of flats) or is renting the property from a third party, they should check if permission is needed from their landlord before granting this licence.

If the property is in England and the employee will have other adults living with them (such as their family), employers must check whether those individuals have a legal right to live in the UK (known as 'the right to rent').

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