A license is authority given by a landowner allowing another to use the licensor’s property without passing any interest in the land. Authority may generally be revoked at any time.
Comment 1. A license unlimited in time may ripen into title. Lawrie v. Silsby, 76 Vt. 240 (1904).
Comment 2. In some instances, a license may become irrevocable. See e.g. Clark v. Glidden, 60 Vt. 702, 15 A. 358 (1887)
Comment 3. An instrument deemed void as a conveyance may operate as a license to enter. Trustees of Caledonia County Grammar School v. S. Blanche Kent, 84 A. 26, 27 (Vt. 1912) (all citations and references omitted).
Comment 4. Because the license does not pass any interest in the land, the license need not: be in writing satisfy the execution requirements in Title 27, or be recorded.
September 2020 – Standard Added