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a lessee has knocked down plaster ceilings and walls on the

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a lessee has knocked down plaster ceilings and walls on the top floor of a Victorian property as a commencement to substantial refurbishment.   she was unaware of the need to apply for a licence to alter.  she has now down so though the licence has not yet been completed. she has complained to the freeholder that the building roof is damaged and the whole structure must be replaced. the freeholder is concerned that the demolition of the plaster ceilings has caused damage to the roof but cannot prove it and has had great difficulty obtaining access. is the demolition of the plaster walls and ceilings without a licence a sufficient breach of covenant to consider issuing a s.146 action? in the lease plaster coverings form part of her demise.  the lessee is abusive, aggressive and generally obstructive with the landlord's builder or other representatives and matters have more or less reached an impasse. the building's other lessees are convinced that this woman's agenda is to create a recreational space on the roof that only she will have access to.  the freehold wishes to institute forfeiture proceedings if it can find a sufficient basis to do so as it is evident this lessee is going to be a continuing problem.  

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Category: UK Property Law
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