Lease extensions, variations and licenses

First class service for both landlords and their leaseholders

Lease Extensions

Extending the period of a lease can be complex.   JB Leitch acts for both landlords and leaseholders on lease extension matters, providing expert advice tailored to each individual case whether the lease extension is voluntary or statutory.

Lease Variations

It may be appropriate to create a Deed of Variation to a Lease where either or both parties identify flaws in its drafting, where circumstances change or as part of an agreed remedy to a Breach of Covenant.  A variation may be made by agreement or by application to the First Tier Tribunal; we can advise you in either case.

Licences for Alterations

Leaseholders wishing to alter their property may require a formal licence under the terms of their lease.

In such cases, JB Leitch prepares the written licence on behalf of the landlord and our fees will be payable by the leaseholder.  In addition, an administration fee may be charged by the landlord for granting its consent which we can administer as part of the process.

Assignments and Transfers

Our Real Estate Department provides an unrivalled service in dealing with assignments and relevant documentation including Deed of Covenant, Licence to Assign, Certificate of Compliance, Receipt Notice of Charge/Transfer and Share Transfers.  In addition, we can action Freehold Transfers, Sales and Pre-Sale Packs.

No Notice of Assignment

Where a new owner is identified at a property but there has been no notice of assignment or transfer to the landlord and/or the management company, it is generally a breach of the terms of the lease that must be remedied. 

We can ensure that the situation is rectified and all the legal requirements of the change of ownership are properly recorded with the relevant charges paid.  In addition, we can advise on legal solutions for the recovery of any sums that have not been paid by the previous owner.

Who to contact

Karen Bolland
Business Development Director


Robert Denman
Senior Associate Head of Real Estate


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