In property law, the term “license” refers to a personal privilege that permits one person (the licensee) to come onto the land in the possession of another (the licensor) to do one or more things without being a trespasser.

A license is different from an affirmative easement as it is a personal, revocable, and unassignable privilege and does not give the licensee any interest in the land.  Further, because it is a personal privilege, a license does not bind the successors in interest of the parties and is never extended to the licensee’s heirs or assigns.

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