2(1)This paragraph applies if—E+W+S
(a)a binding obligation requires A to obtain the consent of another person to an alteration of premises which A occupies,
(b)where A is a controller of let premises, a binding obligation requires A to obtain the consent of another person to a variation of a term of the tenancy, or
(c)where A is a responsible person in relation to common parts, a binding obligation requires A to obtain the consent of another person to an alteration of the common parts.
(2)For the purpose of discharging a duty to make reasonable adjustments—
(a)it is always reasonable for A to have to take steps to obtain the consent, but
(b)it is never reasonable for A to have to make the alteration before the consent is obtained.
(3)In this Schedule, a binding obligation is a legally binding obligation in relation to premises, however arising; but the reference to a binding obligation in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (c) does not include a reference to an obligation imposed by a tenancy.
(4)The steps referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(a) do not include applying to a court or tribunal.