LANDLORD'S CONSENT

The Consent of the Landlord is required in accordance with each individual property lease.

It is essential that you are fully aware of the specific requirements of your lease before you proceed to make any changes to your property.  This also includes keeping pets in the property.

How to make an Application

1. Click on one of the following links;

Property Alterations Application                                        Pet Application

2. Complete the Form, providing as much relevant, supporting information as possible to aid your Application.

3. Pay our online Application Fee detailed therein.

Our Team will open a file immediately upon receipt, and every effort will be made to respond within our published time frame.

Our Process

All Applications are considered on their own merit and strictly in accordance with the specific requirements of the property lease.

We will only consider the requirements of our client when processing an Application.  Any other permissions and consents must be sought from the relevant third party.

All applications which are complex and/or involve structural work or removal of walls will be subject to a detailed on-site survey.  This will be undertaken by an independent and suitably qualified and accredited firm, appointed by Freehold Managers.

Where Consent is granted, this will always be in writing.  The form of document will be determined by the nature and extent of the Application.  Consent for complex and/or structural work will require our solicitor to draft a Licence.

We aim to complete all Pet Applications within one month.  For Alterations Applications we aim to complete these within three months.

Your lease will almost certainly contain restrictions on what can and cannot be done at the property.  Where Landlord's consent is required, you must ensure that you comply with the lease at all times, and obtain Consent prior to undertaking any works.  There can be extremely serious consequences for you, where the terms of the lease are not complied with in this regard.

Log in to your online account and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

In general, any alterations that will change the appearance, layout or structure of the property will require consent.  Below are some examples of work that may require consent:

  • Extensions, porches, conservatories
  • Replacing doors and windows (includes double glazing)
  • Changing the external appearance (e.g. cladding, colour)
  • Additional external walls
  • Removal/modification of internal walls
  • Laying of wooden flooring

It is essential that you consult your lease to determine if consent is required and from whom consent needs to be obtained.

Log in to your online account and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

You must refer to your lease to determine whether Landlord's Consent is required to keep a pet at the property however, it is certainly not uncommon for Consent to be required.

 

Download and complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

You must refer to your lease to determine whether Landlord's Consent is required for any work you wish to carry out.

Complete our simple Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent.

A failure to obtain Landlord's Consent, where this is required under the lease, is a breach of lease.  The consequences of this can be severe and can include legal action being initiated to reinstate the property, seek damages, recover all associated legal costs and in extreme cases, forfeit the lease.

You should immediately take steps to rectify the position if you believe that any of the requirements of the lease may have been breached.

Complete our simple Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent retrospectively.  To assist us in processing your Application, and to prevent delays, please provide as much information as possible when submitting your application.

Yes.  If the Landlord has any reason to be concerned about works being undertaken, either current or historic, with or without consent, the Landlord has the right, provided reasonable notice has been given, to enter the premises to view the works.

Landlord's Consent will be granted in the form of a Certificate or Licence.  This documentation should be retained with the property Deeds, and handed over whenever the property is sold.

It is extremely important when purchasing a leasehold property to ensure that all necessary Consents for works undertaken have been obtained.  A failure to obtain Landlord's Consent, where this is required under the lease, is a breach of lease.  The responsibility for an existing breach of lease passes on to the new owner, and the consequences of this can be severe and can include legal action being initiated to reinstate the property, seek damages, recover all associated legal costs and in extreme cases, forfeit the lease.

You should immediately take steps to rectify the position if you believe that any of the requirements of the lease may have been breached.

Please complete our Application Form if you wish to apply for Landlord's Consent retrospectively.  To assist us in processing your Application, and to prevent delays, please provide as much information as possible when submitting your application.

It is now possible for you to apply and make payment for Landlord's Consent through your online account.

You will need to log in to your online account here.

Go to the 'Forms' drop down and select the 'Landlord's Consent' option.

Enter your details as requested; there are 'Select' options throughout the form to upload various documents relating to your application.

At the end, click the save button to proceed to make a payment, our application fee must be paid in order for our team to process your application.

Once your form and payment have been received, a file will be opened by our Consents team and we would expect to be able to provide a response within 28 days.

 

 

The quickest and easiest way to submit an application for Landlord's consent is to log in to your online account and fill out our 'Landlord's Consent' web form here

If however, you would prefer to send your application in the post, a printable version of our form is available here. You will need to complete and return the form with our fee and any relevant supporting documentation.