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I want to sublet my property. Can my landlord charge a fee for granting permission?

The first thing to do is to check your lease to see whether consent is required from the landlord to sublet the property.

If your lease requires you to obtain consent to sublet the property, your landlord may be able to charge a reasonable administration charge.

Any administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of leaseholders’ rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise payment of the charge can be withheld until such time as a summary in proper form is served.

You can challenge administration charges by making an application to the Tribunal if you think the charges are unreasonable or too high.

This Guide explains briefly the different types of administration charges and gives examples of fee levels held by the Tribunal to be reasonable.

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