Hyde Park Estate Subletting

There have been numerous cases of subletting successfully dealt with through legal action in recent years. However, the Commissioners and Knight Frank are aware of the emergence of subletting as an increasing problem for long terms residents, particularly as a result of the increase in popularity of holiday let booking website.

If you are aware of a flat on the estate where the Church Commissioners are the freeholder that is being short term let then please let your building manager or asset manager know and we will investigate.

We remind you that under the terms of the lease, you are not to “charge, underlet, licence or part with or share possession or occupation of the whole or any part of the flat without complying with the conditions set out in Paragraph 4 of The Fifth Schedule in the Lease and in particular in respect of the minimum length of sub-let and the requirement of the landlords’ consent to placing any proposed sub-lessee into the flat”. If you wish to sublet your flat for a term not less than six months, please email Sushmita Bhattacharya at Knight Frank.

Knight Frank, on behalf of the Church Commissioners, continues to work closely with Westminster City Council (WCC) who conducts their own independent investigations of flats where there are suspected planning contraventions or breaches of housing benefit laws.