Licence for Alterations

Residential Lease Licence To Alter

Homeowners often need their landlord’s permission before making structural alterations to their leasehold property. This page will answer any questions you may have about residential Licence for Alteration, including when a leaseholder might need one and what the process will involve.

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Helping residential leaseholders improve their homes

A Licence for Alterations or Licence to Alter is a formal, legal document that a leaseholder requires before making certain alterations to their leasehold flat or house. It sets out the conditions under which the alterations may be carried out and ensures that no unexpected conflicts will arise as a result of the work. At Osbornes Law, we have experienced residential property solicitors on hand to guide leaseholders and freeholders (landlords) smoothly through the Licence for Alterations process. Combining legal and technical expertise, we make sure that all alterations made to the property are accurately recorded, protecting your property investment for the future.

It is not unusual for the owners of leasehold flats to want to make alterations to their homes to modernise or extend them. Most residential leases restrict the type of work you can do, either by prohibiting the work completely or requiring the freeholder’s permission before the work can be completed. 

It is important that the leaseholder obtains the correct permissions or they may have trouble selling their home in the future. The freeholder, on the other hand, will want to make sure the property is not damaged structurally or aesthetically, and that the works will not result in complaints from other leaseholders in the building.

With over 40 years of experience, our lawyers can advise both leaseholders and freeholders on the terms and conditions of consent, ensuring the proper protections are put in place. We can also assist with dispute resolution, including a service for retrospective permissions where work has been carried out without the prior knowledge of the landlord.

For expert advice or to find out how we can help with your Licence to Alter, please call our specialist residential property solicitors today or fill in an online form and we will call you back. 

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