Licence to Alter - London


Do I need a Licence to Alter?


Do you want to alter your leasehold property to update its style or improve accessibility? Do you understand the process of obtaining a Licence to Alter and your limitations? If you’re a leaseholder or freeholder that needs expert and impartial assistance from a RICS chartered surveyor, we can lend a helping hand.

At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we can review Licence to Alter proposals on behalf of landlords and tenants in London. In the process, we’ll help you protect your investment, your building and its occupants. Additionally, we’ll minimise the risk of delays and errors, ensuring the proposed works are completed according to the agreed terms.

We can review the lease terms and covenants relating to the Licence to Alter as well as act as the mediator between you and your tenants. We can also survey your building before work commences and ensure alterations are completed according to the Licence to Alter terms.

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Benefits of a Licence to Alter Survey


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of your freeholder’s proposed works
  • Protect your assets, building and other leaseholders
  • Ensure the leaseholder sticks to the agreement
  • Minimise the risk of errors and delays

    Our Chartered Surveyors can draft and review your proposed works before approaching your landlord for consent. If required, we can prepare and check documents including structural drawings, construction specifications and design drawings.

What is a Licence to Alter?


Leaseholders must obtain a Licence to Alter before modifying their property, depending on the proposed worlks. This allows freeholders to protect themselves against potential losses and ensure the works won’t adversely affect other residents in the building.
In most cases, freeholders should consent to the proposed alterations provided the leaseholder agrees to reasonable terms. Obtaining a Licence to Alter can often be a drawn-out and complicated process, but you can trust our chartered surveyors to make it as straightforward as possible.

Examples of works that require a Licence to Alter

  • Structural alterations
  • Sanitary facility installations
  • New heating installations
  • Wall removals and modifications
  • Window replacements
  • New opening formations

Recent Reviews from Harding Chartered Surveyors

Excellent and professional services by Mr. Ali. I am indeed very pleased. I will recommend to my friends and others who wants to avail the services of Harding Chartered Surveyors.
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Bazlur R.
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Great fast and easy to book. Great price and most of all great staff.
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Tony B.
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Great experience dealing with Alaa, very helpful and informative, going above and beyond at any opportunity. Thanks!
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Mina Y.
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Very professional and diligent in their assessment. Our surveyor Alaa Ali has been very responsive and patient with all of our queries providing excellent professional advice on the matter. Will definitely recommend them.
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anirudh S.
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I would thoroughly recommend this company. The appointment for a surveyor came quickly. The surveyor was thorough and explained the items he found wrong. The report came through very promptly.
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Denise B.
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Excellent and very professional work by Kate for the planning and Charlie for the valuation and report - highly recommended.
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Olivier S.
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Excellent service from all the surveyor team.
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Neal P.
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Very efficient professionals, quick response, I would definitely use their services again.
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David N.
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We received fantastic service from Harding Chartered Surveyors. The report by Kash was comprehensive, and his survey was thorough but unintrusive. Although our needs were not urgent, we managed to get an appointment for the survey to be carried out within a week and the report itself was delivered well within the two week period that they quote. I highly recommend them and understand why they are the surveyors of choice for so many home-owners and buyers in the area as well as banks and building societies.
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Stewart M.
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Harding were professional throughout and provided the survey I wanted in good time after other companies had messed me around.
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Ian F.
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Jessica came to survey my flat for a valuation. She was very fast and professional, I received the report back in under a week. I will use Hardings again.
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Benjamin G.
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Alaa helped me with some structural engineering queries and calculations. I am extremely happy with the service he provided: first of all for his solid and professional advices and the high quality work delivered, secondly for the availability Alaa showed during the visit and in answering follow up questions. I was also a bit in hurry with the project and Alaa was very responsive and managed to finish everything in just a few days.
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Dario P.
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Carried out a probate valuation for us. Quick response, thorough, very professional and good communication throughout.
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Minimum L.
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Fantastic service. Fast, great communication and thorough.
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Katie M.
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I requested both a structural survey and valuation survey - important to note they are different. Harding Chartered Surveyors agreed to both and relatively quickly given public holidays. The staff were polite and very responsive. The structural surveyor spent time, took photos and explained various aspects. Obviously, I wish the report was cheaper but worthwhile highlighting issues that need attention. I would recommend Harding Chartered Surveyors.
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Contact us for expert Licence to Alter advice


At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we’ve provided impartial property advice to tenants and landlords for decades. If you want to know more about the Licence to Alter, important considerations and how our chartered surveyors can help, we encourage you to contact our team of highly trained professionals by calling 020 3598 6730.