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    Let and lease

    I am a long leaseholder and my lease says the following:
    permitted user of demised premises..has right to go pass and repass over and through and along the Common Parts....provided always the Lessors shall have the right temporarily to close or divert any of the Common Parts and the right to let garages or garage spaces." The garages are shown as common parts on plan of my lease.

    My question is: is there a legal distinction between let and lease? The freeholders have sold a number of the garages on 250year and 999 year leases, and proposing to do the same for all of them. If there is a difference in law re let and lease, then can I stop them doing this?

    The freehold co is awful, so any way I can make life difficult for them, would be good!!!! Also I suspect this is the start of taking over other common parts, eg using clause above in that they can temporarily close or divert Common parts!!! What do you reckon "temporary" means in terms of timescale?

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