The problem starts with treating an occupancy contract as a lease without the same rule as a standard lease. They do similar things, but in different situations. A lease is used to give a tenant the right to live in a house for a certain period of time, requiring certain legal obligations of the tenant and landlord (set out in the standard lease and regulated by the landlord and tenants` council). Even with the help of a real estate expert, there are several ways in which your contract of use and occupancy can lag behind your expectations. As usual, your article on use and occupation has been clearly explained with valuable information. Thank you Bill!! With a clear use and occupancy agreement, it is easier for the seller to accept that the buyer occupies the apartment before closing. It is also easier for the seller to withdraw the buyer if financing is not granted. 6.1 The Customer agrees and undertakes to: (a) pay Under The Doormat (without any deduction): (i) the Fees and any additional cleaning or booking fees or other charges payable under the terms of this Agreement in full (in GBP) and authorises Under The Doormat to collect the full amount of the Fees immediately upon booking; (ii) deposit and authorizes Under The Doormat to pre-authorize or deduct any amount from a credit or debit card as a deposit; (iii) the cost of material or material damage and the payment of fees for unauthorized overruns. . . .