A Tenant at will

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  1. Chimp

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    A public house came up for sale. It said for particulars contact the occupier, who was giving up due to ill health, he was described as 'A Tenant at will'

    What does 'A Tenant at will' mean
     
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    It means that he can be evicted by the Brewery without notice.

    Free House: Owns and runs the pub in his own right. Is able to sell whatever beer he likes.
    Tenanted: The pub is owned by the Brewery but the tenant pays a rent and runs the pub.
    Manager: the pub is owned by the Brewery and the manager is employed by the Brewery.

    I hope this helps. :)

    Edited to add:

    A tenant would normally be given notice to leave a pub but a Tenant at Will can be evicted at a moment's notice. :)
     
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    Why tenant at 'will' though, where does the 'Will' bit come in?

    Or doesn't 'Will' in this case have anything to do with eeerm.... Probate.
     
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    No. The tenant may be allowed to be in the pub before the lease has been finalised - or if it has expired. He is there at the "will" of the owner. So, no rights as would be in the lease, which means that he can leave at any time. It works both ways. ;)
     
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    Ah right, got'cha now. This happened back in 1829, the chap died in 1841
     
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