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We cannot give a definitive answer without seeing the lease., BUT…
However if you are extending beyond the current veranda and the extra area is part of common parts, you cannot do it without the other leaseholder’s consent.
That really is all that there is to it. Sorry
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I appreciate that but it depends of the other leaseholders take issue with it and decide to take you to court. They have more weight of numbers financially than you do.
On a literal interpretation of that clause in the lease you can build over all common parts completely which clearly isn’t within the spirit of the lease. Either the leaseholders have the right to use the common parts or they don’t.
If it came down to it, it would be for a judge to decide.
What you could do is write to the other leaseholders telling them what you are doing and send plans. Present it as fait accompli. Don’t invite objections, simply tell them.
Send them copy of the lease and highlight that paragraph explain it in just that simple way. It is then for them to take issue if they feel that they can.
I wouldn’t be rushing off to court without getting learned counsels advice on the enforceability of the term.
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