Alterations and improvements

Alterations and improvements guidance:

In the absence of an express provision in the lease (which is rare), a landlord has an absolute right to refuse consent to alterations outside the demise. Definition of...

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Statutory provisions Section 143 of the Law of Property Act 1925 provides that where a licence is granted to a tenant to do any act, the licence, unless otherwise...

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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further information. It is...

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A leasehold valuation tribunal (LVT) decision (W. Redmile & Sons v Butts MAN/00CF/LBC/2011/0002 and 0003) dealt with alleged breaches of covenant by two sets of tenants...

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Without some express or implied permission, a tenant is not permitted to make alterations outside of the demised premises: such access or works will constitute a trespass...

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For guidance on the usual forms of covenant against alteration, and on whether consent has been reasonably withheld, see Practice Note: Landlord’s consent to alterations....

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Reinstatement of alterations can be very contentious. Landlords may be left with a property in an unlettable state or tenants may find that they are called upon to...

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This Practice Note explains the remedies available to a tenant who has applied for consent to alter in circumstances where consent is not to be unreasonably withheld, and...

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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) allows a tenant to serve notice stating its intention to carry out specified improvements. If the landlord either does not...

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