Published: 28/11/2016

Welcome to the November news bulletin.  This month Harris Associates released their Licence To Alter Guidance CPD video for property managers and RTM directors.  The video is under 25 minutes long and includes advice on the most common types of alteration, the risks of not following a clear process and adopted protocol and also includes our 5 Golden Rules.

Rule 1:  Seek / provide early advice, be transparent & set out the process to be followed

Rule 2:  Documentation – The Lease is King – Do nothing until it has been provided

Rule 3: Proportionality – Adopt a structure but ensure the report output and professional involvement is proportionate & reasonable

Rule 4:  Leadership – Decide who is take the lead on behalf of the Landlord

Rule 5:  Communication – Set out clear lines of communication between Landlord & Tenant

“The video is designed to give some basic advice and guidance to those managers who are involved with leaseholders’ wishing to carry out alterations within their flats but because it is less than 25 minutes in length it is something that can be easily viewed in a lunch break or on the move without taking too much out of your day.”  Shaun Harris

Since releasing this latest video we have received a number of enquiries regarding bespoke CPD sessions for LTA related instructions which are being arranged for 2017.  Thanks also to those who have provided their feedback.  We’re glad you found the video useful and informative.

November also saw Harris Associates shortlisted for PMA Building Surveyor of The Year.  Fingers crossed and here’s hoping we back up our Property Week success last month with a NOTB one in December!