LANDLORD'S CONSENT

The Consent of the Landlord is required in accordance with each individual property lease.

It is essential that you are fully aware of the specific requirements of your lease before you proceed to make any changes to your property.  This also includes keeping pets in the property.

Consent Application

Making an Application is extremely simple.  Complete our Application Form and return this to us with our fee, and any relevant supporting documentation.  We will open a file immediately upon receipt, and would expect to be able to provide a substantive response within 28 days, although every effort will be made to respond far more quickly.

Each Application will be considered on its own merits, based on the specific requirements of the lease.  Where an Application is permitted under the lease, we will never unreasonably withhold Consent.

We will grant Consent in a form most suitable for each individual Application.  Where a formal Licence is required, we will contact you to make you aware of the specific requirements in this regard.

Your lease will almost certainly contain restrictions on what can and cannot be done at the property.  Where Landlord's consent is required, you must ensure that you comply with the lease at all times, and obtain Consent prior to undertaking any works.  There can be extremely serious consequences for you, where the terms of the lease are not complied with in this regard.

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

In general, any alterations that will change the appearance, layout or structure of the property will require consent.  Below are some examples of work that may require consent:

  • Extensions, porches, conservatories
  • Replacing doors and windows (includes double glazing)
  • Changing the external appearance (e.g. cladding, colour)
  • Additional external walls
  • Removal/modification of internal walls
  • Laying of wooden flooring

It is essential that you consult your lease to determine if consent is required and from whom consent needs to be obtained.

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

You must refer to your lease to determine whether Landlord's Consent is required to keep a pet at the property however, it is certainly not uncommon for Consent to be required.

 

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

You must refer to your lease to determine whether Landlord's Consent is required for any work you wish to carry out.

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

A failure to obtain Landlord's Consent, where this is required under the lease, is a breach of lease.  The consequences of this can be severe and can include legal action being initiated to reinstate the property, seek damages, recover all associated legal costs and in extreme cases, forfeit the lease.

You should immediately take steps to rectify the position if you believe that any of the requirements of the lease may have been breached.

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent retrospectively.

Yes.  If the Landlord has any reason to be concerned about works being undertaken, either current or historic, with or without consent, the Landlord has the right, provided reasonable notice has been given, to enter the premises to view the works.

Landlord's Consent will be granted in the form of a Certificate or Licence.  This documentation should be retained with the property Deeds, and handed over whenever the property is sold.

It is extremely important when purchasing a leasehold property to ensure that all necessary Consents for works undertaken have been obtained.  A failure to obtain Landlord's Consent, where this is required under the lease, is a breach of lease.  The responsibility for an existing breach of lease passes on to the new owner, and the consequences of this can be severe and can include legal action being initiated to reinstate the property, seek damages, recover all associated legal costs and in extreme cases, forfeit the lease.

You should immediately take steps to rectify the position if you believe that any of the requirements of the lease may have been breached.

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent retrospectively.