Tenant Alterations

Where alterations are proposed to a leasehold property Northwood Carter can ensure the interests and obligations of the parties are being looked after. We have extensive experience and expertise in acting for freehold and leasehold owners in advising on their rights and obligations under the lease whether works are proposed, underway or seemingly completed.

There is no such thing as a standard lease and as a consequence, the rights, restrictions and obligations can be wide ranging and complex. Alterations requiring consent commonly include; structural alterations, layout alterations, removal of internal walls and partitions, extensions, replacing floor coverings, changing windows, updating plumbing services or repositioning toilets and bathrooms.

Where alterations are proposed, consent is usually provided by way of a Licence to Alter. The Licence to Alter is a formal written legal document of consent generally prepared by the freeholder’s appointed solicitor The Licence to Alter contains terms and conditions to ensure that the authorised works are undertaken properly and that no unexpected disagreements or conflicts arise as a consequence of the works. Northwood Carter offers experience and expertise to guide you through the process, whether you are a leaseholder or a landlord.

Northwood Carter’s Key Licence to Alter Services
• Assessment of leaseholder proposals and inspections of the authorised works
• Advising on technical aspects of proposals to inform the terms and condition of consent
• Preparation and review of Schedules of Condition
• Preparation of application and negotiation of Terms of Consent on behalf of leaseholders.
• Retrospective review of Lessees proposals and advice on regularisation