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A tenant has carried out improvement work without giving notice to the landlord (or as required under the lease obtaining landlord’s consent). Can it rely on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) for approval of the works, but acknowledging no compensation will be payable as notice was not given? Or does LTA 1927 deal with compensation only and not retrospective approval?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 04/09/2017

The following Property Q&A Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A tenant has carried out improvement work without giving notice to the landlord (or as required under the lease obtaining landlord’s consent). Can it rely on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) for approval of the works, but acknowledging no compensation will be payable as notice was not given? Or does LTA 1927 deal with compensation only and not retrospective approval?

It is frequently the case that commercial leases will prohibit the tenant from making alterations or improvements to the demised premises without the consent of the landlord. Further, it is ordinarily the case that tenants are obliged to return the premises at the end of the term in the same state as they took them. Therefore, where consent to alterations is granted, reinstatement will usually be a pre-condition.

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) contains various provisions relating to improvements. LTA 1927, ss 1–3 give the right to a tenant w

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