Practical information

Lease

The lease is the contract that sets out the rights, responsibilities and legal obligations of the residential apartment owner (aka Leaseholder/Lessee/Tenant) and the head lessor (Landlord).  Please see Residential Lease to view copies of a typical Canary Riverside residential lease together with the head lease and variation.  

Key points from the Lease which owners and residents should be aware of include: 

  • Not to do anything which is not consistent with Canary Riverside being a high class block of flats.

  • Not to under-let their apartment for periods of less than six months. Short stays such as AirBnB lettings are not allowed under any circumstances.

  • Not to separately under-let part of an apartment or the parking space separate from the apartment.

  • Registering within 28 days any under-letting, and produce the original or certified copy of the under-letting agreement, paying a reasonable registration fee as required.

  • Not to under-let for a period greater than three years unless a direct covenant to do so has been entered into with the Landlord.

  • Not allowing TV, radio, music (including musical instruments) to be heard from outside your apartment.

  • Not hanging or displaying clothes, line, carpets etc on the balcony or terrace.

  • Not keeping any animal unless permission to do so has first been gained.

  • Not permitting any noisy works to be carried out in the apartment except between the hours of 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 12pm on Saturdays.

  • Not permitting any act to the nuisance or damage of the building and common parts.

  • Not to leave prams, bicycles, toys or any articles in the lobby, common areas or stairwells.

  • Not to play ball games in common areas.

  • Not to make any unnecessary noise.

The estate regulations/lease restrictions are contained in the Third Schedule to the Lease.  

Buy-to-let owners: please ensure that your tenants are aware of the estate regulations.  

Legislation

The principal Acts governing leasehold law are the Landlord and Tenant Acts of 1985 and 1987.  It is a complex branch of law.  Leaseholders can find advice and information from sources such as the Leasehold Advisory Service and the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.  

The RICS Service Charge Residential Management Code is approved by the Secretary of State and is a good source of information regarding what statutory and best practice in the management of residential leasehold property.  

The Residents' Association is unable to provide advice to Leaseholders on leasehold matters.