Licence for Alterations

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Licence for Alterations

A tenant may require to make alterations to a property they occupy under a lease.  In order to carry out the alterations the tenant will more than likely need the consent of the landlord.  This consent comes in the form of a document called a ‘Licence for Alterations.

The alterations may be necessary for a number of reasons such as a new fit-out to suit your needs, the removal of internal walls or partitions or the installation of new services such as air-conditioning.

A Licence to Alter is a legally enforceable document that allows the tenant to carry out the works required under the terms of the lease. Typically, the landlord’s consent is stated to be not unreasonably withheld, meaning a landlord can only refuse the tenant’s request with a reasonable objection.

We have experience in acting on behalf of both tenants and Landlords.

When acting for Landlords we would usually undertake the following works:

  • Review the tenant’s proposals and assess the impact the proposals will have on the landlord’s property.
  • Consider any costs being met by the landlord.
  • Inspect the works as they progress and upon completion to ensure the works do not adversely affect the property or invalidate any insurance policies.
  • Advise the Landlord to ensure Tenant’s reinstatement obligations are clearly defined.

When acting for Tenants we would usually undertake the following works:

  • Writing Specifications or Schedules of Work and preparing plans to demonstrate the extent of the works
  • Oversee the works and Administer the contract through to practical completion.
  • Ensure the Tenant obtains and complies with statutory obligations.
  • Ensure the Tenant understands the reinstatement obligations.

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