Applications for Consent to Assign/Sublet or to Make Alterations
Leasehold properties are often subject to rules which require the owner to obtain consent before doing something with the property. They can include:
- consents to sublet, transfer or share a property
- consents to assign
- consents to carry out works at a property
- consents to apply for licences and permits
- consents to carry out certain activities and trades at a property
Our property litigation solicitors regularly advise property owners and decision-makers on how to make and respond to applications for consents.
Proper Procedure is Key
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.
- Legal 500 | Property Litigation Team