My son is a student in Dublin and is looking for accommodation for next year. One house they are looking at is suggesting a licence rather a lease. The landlord is using one of the rooms for storage but doesn't live there. They are hoping to rent the house for 3 years and the landlord has said he is agreeable to this. However, the landlord is 86 and his children want him to sell the house rather than renting it out so we are concerned that they could be thrown out with very little notice if the landlord is no longer able to manage the house. Can anyone explain what a licence means to a tenant? I know they won't have the protection of the tenancies act but I can't find information on what rights, if any, they will have.