UK Leasehold Sublet: New freeholder requesting retrospective sublet fee
posted 3 years ago
I own a leasehold flat. In December 2014, I let out the flat under a 6 month AST, reverting to a rolling 1-month contract thereafter. Prior to the tenants moving in, I requested permission from the then freeholder to sublet, and permission was granted, in writing, with no fee. The same tenants are still living in the flat, under the same contract.
In 2017 the new freeholder requested from me “a filled out 'Sublet Application' form, including the property details and tenants details and a fee of £140.”
Is the new freeholder entitled to ask for a fee? If so, what fee, and with what frequency must it be paid?