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.
Of all taxes, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is one of the more debatable (and liked) as it significantly slows the pace at which the housing market can operate. It is particularly restrictive on first-time buyers who make a significant contribution to a functioning market. Less first time buyers, less second-time buyers to buy ... Read More >>
One of the most common reasons for leaseholders wanting to extend their leases is the need to sell. A property's value decreases along with the lease, with a 70-year lease worth around 90% of a 100-year lease, whilst a 60-year lease is more like 80%. The basic mathematics of the lease extension process means that the cost of ... Read More >>
It has been 100 days since Boris Johnson announced in a televised address, that the UK was to go into lockdown. At the time, Peter Barry Surveyors were quick to act and implement working practices that protected our clients and our staff with the wider scope for desktop studies for lease extensions and freehold acquisitions ... Read More >>