Leasehold fee for registering change of sub-tenant

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11 years ago
I own a 2-bedroom flat under a 99-year leasehold agreement, recently extended to 150-year. I have the freehold landlord's permission to let the flat, and under the lease agreement (dated 1989) I am obliged to inform the landlord of any change of sub-tenant occupying the flat and to pay "a minimum fee of Fifteen pounds (£15.00) and such additional reasonable fee for each such registration as the Lessor may from time to time prescribe plus Value Added Tax".

The Lessor is demanding £120 (presumably £100 + VAT) and I am maintaining that this is not a "reasonable" fee for a negligible task. In the 15 years that I have owned the flat, I have not paid any fee.

Am I being "reasonable", and if so, what would be a "reasonable" fee?

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