Deed of Variation for Residential Lease

Amanda Neill

Solicitor (2007 Qualified) / Director
Head of Residential Property
Cheadle, 0161 428 4909
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A Lease Deed of Variation is an essential tool for both landlords and tenants, providing them with the flexibility to adjust the terms of an existing lease to align with current circumstances or agreements.

This legally binding document enables both parties to modify specific provisions of the lease without the need to terminate the existing lease and create an entirely new one, which can be a cumbersome process. It offers a practical solution for landlords and tenants who wish to make changes to their lease agreement without starting from scratch.

At Mounteney Solicitors, our team of experienced legal professionals specialises in providing comprehensive legal services to facilitate lease variations. We ensure that all modifications are legally robust and meticulously documented, providing our clients with peace of mind and clarity regarding their revised lease agreements.

Our service includes communicating with the landlord, tenant and any lender about the agreed deeds, then preparing and finalising those deeds. We do not negotiate the terms and expect them to be agreed upon before we get involved.

When we take instructions, we are particularly interested in whether your title is registered, if you have a mortgage, and the level of cooperation between everyone involved. Once the deeds are ready, we will register them at the Land Registry.

Our lease extension solicitors can help you if you’re specifically seeking to prolong the terms of the original lease or expand the included land.


What are common reasons for a Deed of Variation on a Lease?

There are various reasons why a lease might necessitate a deed of variation on a lease:

  1. Decrease in the term of the original lease: This may be essential if both parties agree to a shorter lease duration.
  2. Decrease in the extent of the land included: Sometimes, adjustments to the leased property area might be necessary.
  3. Adding clauses to the lease: New clauses may be crucial for lender protection or other reasons.
  4. Altering existing clauses: Adjustments might be necessary for rent changes or to rectify errors.
  5. Removing superfluous material: Streamlining the agreement by eliminating unnecessary options or clauses from the lease.

To ensure a smooth process, it is vital to have clear communication and agreement between the landlord and a tenant. Following this, precise drafting and finalisation of the new terms is crucial.

If you require legal assistance, our Solicitors for Lease Deed of Variation have extensive experience in assisting landlords with amending a deed of variation, and we will be able to help you with your needs.

How long does a Lease Deed of Variation Take?

The process of completing a Lease Deed of Variation can vary in length. It typically involves several stages and dependencies on third parties. While the actual legal work might only take a few hours, the overall process can extend over several months.

During this process, we will draft and finalise agreements, involving discussions with the landlord, tenant and any lenders involved. After that, we will initiate the registration at the Land Registry. This part of the process can take additional time, depending on the workload of the Land Registry. Currently, some applications may take up to six months to be processed.


How much will it cost to instruct a Lease Deed of Variation Solicitor?

Your supplier is SRA-regulated Mounteney Solicitors Ltd, that charges VAT some customers may be able to reclaim

No mortgage we charge: £500 + VAT = £600

With mortgage we charge: £700 + VAT = £840

Plus, the Land Registry fee (£45)

There is more about our fees on our website.

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Contact our Lease Deed of Variation Solicitors

If you’re looking to make changes to your Lease Deed of Variation, contact Mounteney Solicitors. Our dedicated team of Solicitors in Stockport specialises in providing comprehensive legal services for lease variations, ensuring a smooth and stress-free process for our clients. We understand the complexities involved and work tirelessly to safeguard your interests.

Whether it’s shortening the lease term, amending clauses, or making other modifications, our experienced solicitors offer clear, expert advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

With offices in Bramhall, Cheadle, and Heald Green, we cater to clients across Stockport and Manchester, including Altrincham, Hazel Grove, Poynton, Wilmslow, and Sale, providing a personalised and community-based service.

Trust Mounteney Solicitors to provide you with a dedicated legal partner for your lease variation needs.