Licence For Alterations

One of our core services is providing advice and guidance to residential and commercial Landlords, Freeholders and Management Companies relating to Licence for Alterations (LTA).

We specialise within residential sector; however, the principles remain largely the same for our commercial clients.

We often develop bespoke LTA guidance documentation for our clients which outlines a clear set of procedures that the Lessee is required to follow. This includes advice on prohibited works and sets out the minimum requirements of the Lessee.

We have established an approach to LTA’s where we take the lead and simplify the LTA process for all stakeholders; Freeholder/Landlord/Managing Agent, Lessee and professional teams. We produce a Schedule of Landlord’s Requirements, which sets out all relevant stipulations relating to the approved works, providing a reference point for both the Landlord and Lessee. The document is often then appended to the formal Licence document.

Our involvement varies between clients and each instruction differs; however, our role typically comprises a combination of the following:

  • Early engagement, communication, advice and co-ordination
  • Review of legal documentation; Leases and previous Licences to Alter
  • Review of Lessee alteration proposals
  • Review of Lessee/Contractor specifications and drawing information
  • Review of the draft Licence and advice on; technical, statutory, damage deposits and Schedule(s) of Condition, etc
  • Monitoring and inspecting the works at regular intervals
  • Signing off and checking schedules of condition on completion of the works
  • Review of final documentation and certification and providing the Landlord’s final sign-off Certification