10. Apartment & Car Park Regulations

Periods of Absence

Should any resident be away for longer than 21 days, then in the interest of their apartment’s security and to comply with both the lease and building insurance; there are three simple steps that should be follow: 

1. Turn off the main water stop valve and gas located in the ceiling access panel directly above your entrance door 

2. Switch off your hot water cylinder located in your water tank room 

3. Switch off the water pump located next to the hot water cylinder 

Should a leak then occur within an apartment there would be less damage. The lease also states that the name and address etc. of a suitable local and responsible person for the apartment should be given to the estate manager if a resident’s apartment is to be left unoccupied for a continuous period of more than two calendar months. 

Subletting of Apartments and Car Spaces


If lessees wish to sub-let their apartment their must ensure that their sub-tenant is made aware of the lessees covenants under the lease and the sub-tenant must at all times comply with those covenants and the regulations governing the occupation of the apartment and use of the common areas and car park. The lease provides that the apartment it is a "self-contained high class private residential apartment in the occupation of one private household". If the lessee is not resident in the United Kingdom he must appoint a UK based representative to manage the apartment and the representative's details should be notified to the Estate Manager. The standard lease requires lessees to serve notice on the superior landlord or the Management Company within one month of the date from which the flat is sub-let. Fees will apply to sub-let. 

Car Spaces 

Car spaces may be let on a similar basis to apartments. Lessees should, however, be aware that under the planning restrictions that apply to the Estate, car spaces may only be occupied by residents of the estate and therefore car spaces may only be sub-let to Kings Chelsea residents (including sub-tenants). As soon as the sub-tenant ceases to be a resident of Kings Chelsea the sub-letting of the space to that person must cease. The Management Office must be informed if any lessee wishes to sub-let their parking space.