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Do you know who the landlord is and whether they are agreeable to an amendment of this clause?
Hi, The only way that clause could be changed would be for you and the landlord to agree to the change. The "manager" may or may not actually be the landlord of your lease - you can ask your conveyancer about this.
If the landlord agrees then you can execute a deed of variation with them either removing or modifying the clause. If the landlord does not agree then you are stuck. There may also be covenants either in respect of the use of the flat itself or the communal areas that stipulate that you shall not cause a nuisance. If lots of people coming and going constitutes a nuisance then the lesees of the other flats could enforce this against you.
You would also have to speak to the local authority about your use of the property as well to ensure that you are not in breach of planning law.
Ask you conveyancer about the identity of the landlord and make enquiries regarding whether he would consent to such an alteration. If he does not consent and you start using it for your purposes then he can enforce the clause against you.
At the same time as your conveyancer about clauses relating to nuisance and if the same are contained in the lease (which they almost certainly will be) then you should check the other flat owners attitude towards your intended use.
The landlord and the other flat owners are the key here, not the vendor.
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If there is a covenant in each lease that all the other leases in the block should be on identical terms then a deed of variation would be required in respect of all the leases then, yes, this would be correct. You may have a copy of the lease sent to you by your conveyancer - have a look through it or give them a call
If this is the case then obviously all parties (each lesee and landlord) would have to agree. Plainly, they would also ask that you foot the legal bill for this as well.
You've got to make personal enquiries with the landlord and other lesees, if they are interested then you can ask your conveyancer how much they would charge for preparing the deeds of variation to see if this is something you can afford.
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