A licensee is a party who enters property with the express or implied-in-fact permission of the occupier.

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The occupier has a duty to warn the licensee of any unsafe condition or activities on the premises and to refrain from causing deliberate harm. The owner or occupant does not have a duty to inspect the premises for the benefit of the licensee. A licensee takes the premises as they find them. The property owner or occupant does not owe the licensee as high of a degree of care as they owe to the invitee. Unlike a licensee, an invitee is a party who gives some material benefit to the property owner, such as a neighbor who helps the homeowner with a household task. Typical licensees include solicitors for religious or charitable organizations, door-to-door salespersons, and social guests in nearly all jurisdictions.