The rules around consents are complicated and must be adhered to strictly. Timescales are often very tight and decision-makers will often have only a few days to respond.
The consequences of not making or responding to consent correctly can be significant. In the worst case, a property owner may find itself unable to do what it wants with the property, or a decision-maker may need to pay damages to a property owner for not making a decision properly.
A well-made application or response can make all the difference.
How can we help?
For property owners, we can:
advise on the proper procedure for applying for consent
consider and advise on information and evidence to include with an application for consent
prepare and make applications
negotiate with decision-makers
advise what to do if consent is refused
For decision makers, we can:
advise on the decision-making procedure which must be followed
consider and advise on the merits of an application and whether further information should be sought
prepare responses to applications, whether to grant or refuse consent
negotiate with property owners
prepare licences for consent
advise what to do if property owners proceed without the proper consent
If you are a property owner or decision-maker and would like to know more about applications for consent to assign/ sublet or make alterations, please contact Michelle Bendall in our Property Litigation team, on 0117 314 5326, or complete the form below.
The team's real strength lies in the fact that everyone takes a very commercial approach towards litigation, realising that sometimes a good settlement may be worth more to a client than a judgment from a court.