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Can a landlord install a cctv camera in a lift of a block

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Can a landlord install a cctv camera in a lift of a block of flat to see if anyone is causing damage to the lift?. Does the landlord have to get the consent of the lesees in the block of flats before installing the cameras?
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what does the lease say on the point?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

There is no reference in the lease

Provided he is installing these in the common parts and he is not doing it to cause nuisance or to harass anyone, then he is allowed to do this without the consent of all the freeholders.
Whether anyone could prevent him doing it would really come down to whether the angling of the cameras was an invasion of privacy.
In that case, it would be for the complainer to prove to the satisfaction of the court that the reason for the cameras was more than is necessary.
It would not be a good claim to take to court with any great prospect of succeeding Im afraid.
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