Leaseholder Permission Fees

Commonly enough, leaseholders are asked to pay permission fees to freeholders. Some leaseholders do know about this while agreeing to the contract, whereas others have no clue about it. When wanting to do a certain act, a leaseholder is fined and, in worse cases, asked to break the leasehold contract leading to a leasehold scandal. Below you can find different permission fees paid by leaseholders (note that this is not relevant to all countries or states).

Examples of Permission Fees
  1. Response to a Letter
  2. Leaseholders are often asked to pay a fee of $65-140 in order to communicate with the freeholder or his/her agent.

  3. Building a Conservatory
  4. A leaseholder was once charged a rough estimate of $3200 in order to have the permission to build a conservatory in his own house.

  5. Owning a Pet
  6. Not all freeholders accept pets to enter the house; however, in order to get permission to do so, you might be asked to pay $325 for the pet to have access to the house.

  7. Building an Extension
  8. As a leaseholder, you may be fined an approximate amount of $2500 in order to have the permission to build an extension to your house.

  9. Erecting a Fence
  10. For privacy reasons, you might desire to erect a fence surrounding your house. But, in order to so, some freeholders might demand an excessive fee of roughly $400.

Consequences of Unpaid Permission Fees

A leaseholder might get the permission of local authorities and buildings regulations in order to build an extension, but if he/she hasn’t taken the permission of the freeholder and the latter finds out about it later, then charges might be pressed against the leaseholder. Whilst the charges will be based on the number of months or years passed after committing the act. Therefore, try to avoid such leasehold scandals by carefully reading the terms and conditions of the initial contract.