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    I have a seaside flat in a block of 12. The leases say that they can not be used “in any way whatsoever other than as a private flat (in another schedule this is extended to be “occupation by only a single family”). However, over quite a few years, some of the flats (about 4 of them) have taken holiday lettings. Does this constitute 'custom and practice', and if so does it overide the requirements of the lease, which seem to prohibit such lettings, although the occupancy would still be by a single family, but not the owners.

    #2
    I don't think anything overrides the lease (other than legislation).

    You'd need to quote the exact wording in your lease and the associated schedules, because use as a "private flat" sounds very loose.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      The freeholder or the MA probably aren't aware that some of the flats are in breach of their lease. Also some Seaside councils don't allow Airbnb type properties to operate. Are you thinking of renting yours out?

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        #4
        As said, i can bet the management company do not know, if they do...... then they may have issues to deny you if you did happen to want to let it out, it would be an interesting conversation on why 4 flats can be let but the other 8 cannot.

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