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    License to alter ownership query

    Do you have to own a leasehold to a demised property to be granted a license to alter by the freeholder for alterations to that demised property?

    I see no reason why not, though as freeholder I wouldn't give a personal licence to alter to a third party, I would happily consent to changes for a potential purchasor for example.


      I would say the licence can only be granted to whomsoever the lease is vested in; as the lessor cannot grant licence to someone who does not have a propretorial interest. The reason is that only someone who is seized of the leasehold interest as proprietor or interested as Executor, Trustee, Administrator can exercise the rights the freeholder purports to grant by way of licence.


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