What is a Licence for Alterations? Often in Commercial Property a tenant may require certain alterations to the property they occupy under a lease. To carry out these alterations, the tenant will likely need the consent of the landlord. This consent will come in the form of a document called a ‘Licence for Alterations’.
These alterations can be required for a variety of reasons, such as altering the structure to fit the tenant’s commercial needs, installing new service installations or opening the layout of the property by removing walls (or the contrary – erecting walls or a partition to create offices or other smaller rooms within the property). Whether or not a Licence for Alterations is necessary will depend on how much work the tenant is proposing to carry out to the property, as well as what the lease itself states. [Read more…]