10:15 AM, 15th August 2022, About 2 months ago 8
Hello, Do I need consent to let from the Freeholder when I am planning to get a potential tenant on an AST?
According to the Section X of the lease document: “To sublet the whole or any part of the Premises save that an underletting of the whole of the Premises with the prior written consent of the Landlord (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) is permitted in the case of an assured shorthold tenancy agreement or such other instrument whereby security of tenure by the under-tenant is not created.”
According to the contract, there is a charge for subletting: “Where your Lease requires your landlord to grant consent or provide formal receipt of a notice (or both) there may be charges payable. Your Lease may state the charges payable, however, typical charges are £55 plus VAT per tenancy agreement for the provision of a consent and £85 plus VAT for the receipt of a notice.”
Can someone please advise me if I need consent to let from the Freeholder?
Also are their fees reasonable ?