Licences For Alterations

Where a tenant wishes to carry substantial alterations to leasehold premises, the landlord’s formal approval to carry out the alterations or fitting-out works is usually required and will be granted by way of a licence.

A Licence to Alter is a legally enforceable document and may be used in dilapidations claims in establishing whether or not alterations carried out by the tenant have been done with the landlord’s permission.

Acting for the landlord or tenant we have vast experience in both.

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 Tenants 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.


Peacock Stevens were instructed by the client’s appointed asset managers to review the proposals for the stripping out of previous tenants fixtures and fittings, undertaking both structural and non-structural alterations, the provision of roof repairs and the placement of roof mounted plant on a new steel frame submitted by the incoming tenant


Professional and pragmatic advice from an experienced building surveying practice who we are always happy to recommend to our clients.

Tony IbbotsonLee Baron Ltd Manchester

Peacock Stevens have continued to deliver a pro-active and professional service during the years that I have worked with them. Their communication throughout the process is excellent, delivering the projects in an efficient and timely manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending their service.

Steve DooganCapreon

We have appointed Peacock Stevens on numerous projects ranging from retail conversions and extensions to large-scale petrol filling station developments. They have continuously delivered in terms of their professional and diligent approach, and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.

Northhold Group

I recently used Peacock Stevens when looking to purchase a new house. In the end I instructed two surveys as the depth and quality of the report on the first property identified defects that would have meant significant costs to me, meaning I did not proceed.

I am pleased that my second choice was defect free and the quality and detail in the survey was again of the highest standard.

Mrs Frances Hilton

Peacock Stevens recently carried out an RICS Building Survey for me on a house I was looking to purchase. The report was thorough and detailed but was also easy to understand. We are very happy in our new home.

Mr S Davenport

An excellent and comprehensive report and we will take heed of its findings. We are proceeding with the purchase and hopefully all will go according to plan. Thank you and with best wishes

Dr John Taylor-Robinson


Please contact us to discuss your licences for alterations requirements on 0151 218 7950 or via the form below.

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