Negotiating And Agreeing Licences For Alteration

Negotiating And Agreeing Licences For Alteration

If you are a tenant in a commercial property and intend to make changes to the property, your lease may require you to acquire your landlord’s agreement before beginning any work. Frequently, landlords impose restrictions on the alterations or enhancements that a tenant may make over the length of the lease. If your lease requires your landlord’s authorisation for alterations, it is customary for landlords to document their approval in the form of a written licence for alterations.

Negotiating a licence for alteration can not only be stressful, but highly disruptive. Whether you are an individual, entrepreneur, company or partnership, the process of dealing with a variation to the agreed terms of a commercial lease can be complex and time consuming. This is why it is important you are able to speak to legal experts who can provide all the guidance you need to emerge from a negotiation with the result you are after.

The team at Blackstone is highly experienced in dealing with all forms of contract law and we always work very closely with our clients to ensure we fully understand the issues faced by them or their business. By working together, we can ensure we devise a pragmatic solution that meets your commercial objectives.

Discuss your situation with the team today by calling us on 0345 901 0445. Alternatively, allow us to get in contact with you by filling in the online enquiry form on this page.

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A Licence for Alterations is critical for the tenant for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is to ensure they adhere to the conditions of their lease (so to avoid breaching the lease and facing enforcement action). If a Licence for Alterations is not granted prior to the tenant carrying out the work and the tenant seeks it retrospectively, the landlord gains a significant advantage in terms of negotiating power and the demands they can make for the Licence to be granted, so its importance should not be overlooked. Finally, a tenant attempting to assign a lease that has been subject to unauthorised modifications may have difficulty finding prospective purchasers.

Licence for Alterations is critical for landlords to guarantee that all work performed on their property is appropriately recorded. It is not uncommon for leases to include a reinstatement provision, which requires the tenant to restore the property to its pre-lease condition, which may include the removal of any fittings added during the tenant’s tenancy. While these services are normally provided at the tenant’s expense, it is critical for the landlord to have a complete grasp of what needs to be removed.

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At Blackstone, we pride ourselves on our tenacious approach to getting the results our clients are after. If you are involved in negotiating a licence for alteration, get in touch and find out more about how our expert team can guide you through the process and achieve the best result possible.

We appreciate that dealing with lease negotiations can be a cause of real stress and strain. However, we can help make the process as hassle free as possible thanks to our professionalism and determination to sort out your issue as quickly as we can.

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For more information and to discover more about how we can assist you with a licence for alteration, do not hesitate to get in touch. Simply give us a call on 0345 901 0445 and we can run through your situation, or if it is easier for you, fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will give you a call back as soon as they can.

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