I replaced my white wooden windows with white double glazed, same amount of openings. I have since found out that i should have got written consent.
I spoke to the company that collects the ground rent and I asked if i need permission to change the windows and I do. I didn't mention i'd already got the windows done, but I got the ok over the phone that i could replace them, but would need to get written consent and pay £160 for a certificate which sounds like a money making exercise to me.
I have two questions:-
1) Should i own up and say i'm applying for retrospective consent and would they penalise me? Says in my lease contract that if i break the lease conditions they could turf me out - would they really do this for just changing windows?
2) OR..... should I just apply for consent and pretend i haven't had them done yet?
I want to get this sorted now so it doesn't come back to haunt me if i sell this place one day.