permissive possession


permissive possession
A term loosely applied to the occupation of real property by one person with the consent of the owner or the person entitled to possession, for example, occupation of premises by a licensee. Jeffers v Edge (Okla) 295 P2d 787. A tenancy at will may arise as a result of the taking possession of land by permission, "permissive possession," as it is called, without any understanding as to the duration of the possession; and this tenancy may, by reason of the reservation or payment of rent, be changed into a periodic tenancy. Smith v Royal Ins. Co. (CA9 Cal) 111 F2d 667.

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