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