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
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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.