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Leasehold Conveyancing – Subletting

Many leaseholders fail to realise that you may need to obtain permission from your landlord first before you can sublet ( you may also need the permission of your lender if you not have a buy-to-let mortgage ). Whether you do or do not, provide your landlord with your or your lettings agent’s contact details, the name and contact of who is the tenant and a copy of your tenancy agreement.

Remember you are responsible for the tenant’s behaviour so make sure he/she is aware of what is expected in your block, particularly under the terms of your lease.

If you have a gas boiler in your flat do get it serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer. If there is a problem it will not just affect you. You will need to supply your letting agent with the appropriate certificate of safety before you let out the property.

Before you decide to sublet your flat please speak to your conveyancing lawyer and ask them to double check your lease for you. The Fridaysmove leasehold conveyancing team offer a free service for double checking leases ( if  we did not conduct the original leasehold conveyancing ), so please feel free to call us.

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