Do you own a cross-lease property? Here’s what you need to know before embarking on any renovations:

  • Completing structural alterations under a cross-lease title can be a little more complicated than undergoing alterations on a freehold property. You have certain obligations under your lease and can’t just apply for council consent then move forward like you otherwise would.
  • Standard cross-leases usually have a clause that requires you to get written consent from your fellow cross-lease holders before carrying out any structural alterations to your property (although most leases state that consent can’t be unreasonably withheld).
  • If you are changing the footprint of any buildings or structures on your property, you’ll most likely need to update the flats plan to your title.

If you’re thinking about doing some work on your cross-lease property but you’re not sure what your obligations under the lease are, feel free to email Abbie from our team.


Note: This post is brief and general in nature. You should not treat it as legal advice and should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this post. Armstrong Murray accepts no liability for losses suffered by any person or organisation who may rely directly or indirectly on this post.