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Licence to Assign

When selling a leasehold property a licence to assign may be required if stated within the lease. Brady Solicitors can manage one or all of your licence to assign work following a simple introduction to the leaseholders.

What is a licence to assign? 

A licence to assign is the formal document detailing the landlord’s permission for a leaseholder selling their property to assign the lease to the new incoming leaseholder purchasing their property. This then makes the incoming leaseholder responsible for the leaseholder duties within the lease. 

When assessing whether to approve a licence to assign request there are a number of aspects to check, such as whether the ground rent and service charges are paid up to date. Whilst some managing agents have the capacity to manage these assessment themselves, a large proportion of managing agents prefer to use expert solicitors to carry out all their licence to assign work. 

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Brady Solicitors’ experts can: 

  • Liaise directly with the leaseholder’s solicitors following a simple introduction from their managing agent. 
  • Carry out all of the necessary assessments to confidently approve a licence to assign request. 
  • Invoice the leaseholder directly, removing any potential cost to the managing agent. 
  • Provide the managing agent with all of the relevant documentation upon completion to keep on file to aid with good estate management. 
  • Work within a time frame to suit the requirements of the leaseholder and freeholder or managing agent. 
  • Turn a licence around within 3 days when required to do so. 
  • Provide a notice of transfer or a notice of charge for the purchasing/incoming leaseholder. 
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Take the next step

Get in touch with any questions regarding licence to assign or if you would like Brady Solicitors to manage one or all of your licence to assign projects.

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Many thanks for your help, professional advice and calm nerves. I will be recommending you to anyone I know needing a good solicitor buying or selling or indeed needing a lease extension.

Managing Agent


We turned to Brady Solicitors when our existing legal team hit a brick wall. Bradys got to grips with the problem, recovered the arrears and – happily – have helped us to build better leaseholder relationships.

Managing Agent


We feel we have an expert partner on our side supporting our arrears collection. Using Bradys making our block management projects easier, educates our team and fundamentally makes our client relationships stronger.



I am very happy with the way Brady Solicitors helped me to extend my lease. They made the process easy, clarifying the various stages, giving me advice on my options and handling them professionally.

Managing Agent


I have found them to be highly professional in all our dealings, but most of all knowledgeable of the minutiae of service charges and block management.



I was very satisfied with Brady Solicitors. They were very helpful and if I did not understand things they were always there to help. I would definitely recommend them to everyone.



Brady’s has recently carried out multiple lease extensions, with mine included. These have taken place in good time, and I have been informed of the various steps of progress in a pleasant and knowledgeable manner. Many thanks.


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Help with the licence to assign process

For advice and assistance with providing a licence to assign, contact Bradys’ specialist leasehold solicitors.

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