Usually, only minor changes are permitted under the terms of the lease and without the Landlord’s approval. Therefore, a Licence for Alteration documents the changes and often any requirement for reinstatement of these alterations.
The tenant is responsible for providing the proposed scope of works to the landlord. This will typically require the preparation of drawings and specifications.
For the landlord, a Licence for Alterations is important to ensure that all works carried out to their property are accurately recorded.
A reinstatement clause is not unusual for leases that have a duty on the occupant to restore the property to the condition it was when the contract began, which could include an obligation to remove all fittings added after their occupancy by the tenant.
Although these works are usually done at the expense of the tenant, the landlord needs to provide a detailed and thorough view of what needs to be removed or changed.
Parallel Consultancy deal with licences for both landlords and tenants and can give you advice about what needs to be included. We will help you to ensure that changes and alterations are legal, whilst being to the benefit of both the Landlord and the Tenant.