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Landlords' Consents

In dealing with landlords’ consents the focus is usually on what is, or is not reasonable on the landlord’s part. This recording considers the up-to-date caselaw on this aspect. It is important to be aware of practical and procedural factors which have an influence on the outcome, whether or not a disputed application ends up in court. Going about things the wrong way can seriously undermine your negotiating position. The module examines relevant Protocols, consider what formal requirements might apply and the conduct of applications more widely. The types of consent addressed will include alienation, alterations and change of use.

Module Duration: 3 hours 1 minutes

Recorded: 19/03/2024

Areas covered

The course will include:

  • What information needs to accompany the various types of application
  • What are reasonable grounds for refusing consent?
  • How applications should be made
  • How to manage requests for further information
  • How landlords can progress the matter while preserving their options
  • Dealing with applications while not waiving a right to forfeit
  • Assessing a ‘reasonable time’


  • Mark Shelton, Commercial Property Management Law Trainer, CPM Law Training Limited and Author of 'A Practical Guide to the Law of Dilapidations' and 'A Practical Guide to Applications for Landlords' Consent and Variation of Leases'