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Are charity trustees as of right entitled to occupy residential property owned by a charity?

Are charity trustees as of right entitled to occupy residential property owned by a charity (and say you might be if you personally bought a property), or does any occupation of long leasehold residential property owned by a charity by a trustee or trustees of that charity require a licence/lease etc between the trustee and the charity (and thus needs to comply with any limitation of the long lease, e.g. a restriction on letting only on an assured shorthold tenancy of no less than 12 months in duration)? Does it make any difference if the occupation by a trustee is a) for the performance of their duties as trustee; b) entirely for personal use; or c) for a mixture of personal and trustee use (e.g. they need to stay in the property when attending trustee meetings, but might also use the property when on holiday)?
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