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Im looking to buy a lease flat and the seller did not seek

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hi Im looking to buy a lease flat and the seller did not seek permission to install shower. he did not update the consumer box to accommodate work either. so when i update it and fix shower i will need to send part p to free holder. i assume i need to seek retrospective permission. Is this likeley to be expensive. still tracing head leaser.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: sheffield
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: none
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: the flat was built 1975. I'm concerned if i go ahead and buy it it will cost a lot to do. So i'm asking advise on expenses involved. I cant see them not allowing permission as its for safety.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
i have asked my conveyancer to hold an allowance to sort this and requested £800. would this be too much or too little. thankyou

Hi,

Thank you for your query. I am a Solicitor-Advocate and will be asisting you with your question today.

I would suggest you retain up to £1500.00 until such time as the relevant certificates have been obtained.  £800.00 may not be enough if electrical installation is required.

I hope this answers your question. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

many thanks,

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
he has agreed to pay £650 towards work needing to be done. Im not sure about process and costs involved in seeking retrospective permission. we are still trying to get names and addresses. thankyou
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
no thankyou. if could email for now

Hi,

I would suggest you speak with the local council and ascertain the cost of the retrospectove permission.

In addition, you should obtain 3 quotes from local contractors and then retain an average amount.

I hope this answers your question. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

many thanks,

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
thankyou. i thought the freeholder set prices for permissions. Do i only have to inform the council as the electrician will do that. Its the actual leaseholder that he should have sought origin permission from as its a lease condition he didnt alter anything.

Hi,

Yes, you will have to inform the council. You may also wist to consider indemnity insurance for the missing landlord permission.

INC Law and other Property Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
thankyou

Its a pleasure. Good luck