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Reasonable reasons

Lease terms versus Freeholder's interests

If a lease prohibits improvements being made to premises without landlord consent, section 19(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (the 1927 Act) imposes a proviso that such consent cannot be unreasonably withheld.

The installation of the fan is likely to be deemed an improvement, since this would be considered as such from your point of view: see Lambert v FW Woolworth & Co Ltd [1938] Ch 883.

In Iqbal v Thakrar [2004] EWCA Civ 592; [2004] 3 EGLR 21, the court confirmed that the following principles would be relevant

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