Your lease will set out the specific circumstances in which you are restricted from carrying out certain actions at your property without first obtaining the consent of your landlord. The most common situations are on assignment or underletting, proposed change of use, when dealing with planning applications, and making alterations or additions to the premises.
We work with tenant clients to review the legal requirements of their lease and put forward formal applications. We also advise landlords on their obligations following receipt of a tenant consent application, which is particularly important in circumstances where they wish to refuse. We ensure that landlords are aware of their statutory duties, in conjunction with their contractual rights and obligations, and any commercial considerations. Failure to follow the correct processes, whether you are applying for or reviewing an application for a consent under a lease, can have costly consequences and we recommend that legal advice is taken at an early stage.