If as a Landlord your Leaseholder has submitted an application for alterations, we can act for you from beginning to end. We will provide an expert assessment of the Leaseholder’s proposals, review any documentation and request further details if deemed necessary. As part of this we will observe and provide comment on the short and long-term impacts of the Leaseholder’s works as well and immediate effects on other local occupiers. We will work alongside an experienced solicitor to ensure that the Terms and Conditions of the consent protect your interests, all while moving the process forward in a reasonable timeframe so you avoid any unwanted claims of delays.
As a Leaseholder proposing to make alterations to your property, we take control of the LTA application process and submit this to the Landlord’s Consent. We will ensure that as many relevant documents/information is included to not only reduce delays, but also look to keep the Landlord’s fees to a minimum. The role also extends to ensuring that the consent is obtained promptly and not unreasonably withheld and that any Terms and Conditions are reasonable and to not impose unnecessary obligations or restrictions.
It used to be common for party wall awards to include an obligation for the building owner to ‘maintain or cause contractor(s) to maintain adequate insurance against such risks and provide evidence of this upon demand by the adjoining owner’s surveyor contractor’ and this was generally interpreted as the relatively ... Read More >>
I often tell adjoining owners that have suffered damage as a result of party wall work not to, under any circumstances, enter into discussions directly with their neighbours’ builder. By giving such advice, I’m not trying to make life difficult for building owners but rather making the point that under the Act it is the ... Read More >>
Right of first refusal (RFR) is invoked when the freeholder (landlord) wants to sell their interest in a building that is subject to RFR legislation and they are required under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (the “1987 Act”) to offer this interest to the leaseholders first.This can be the entire freehold, part of the ... Read More >>