30 March 2017


Licence to Alter Part 1


30 March 2017


14:35 – 17:35


Sixty Eight Middle Street, 68 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL


News on the Block are delighted to announce the first Property Management Boot Camp in Brighton!


Seeking consent for alterations that are made, or intended to be made, to a flat is one of the most common day-to-day issues that every property manager, landlord and leaseholder need to fully understand.


A “Licence to Alter” is the term given to the consent required by a leaseholder who wants to make alterations to a leasehold property. The Licence to Alter is a written consent of binding effect that sets out the terms and conditions under which the alteration can be carried out. It ensures that both Landlord and Leaseholder know what to expect when alterations are carried out and will prevent unnecessary legal proceedings after the event. That's why it's so important to get it right.


Join Christopher Last (Dean Wilson LLP) and Zoe Walheim (Earl Kendrick) who will put participants through their paces to ensure they are fully on top of the procedure, understand the common issues and are familiar with relevant lease clauses and statutory considerations for both Landlords and Leaseholders.


Amongst other things the Boot Camp will cover:

  • The Licence to Alter process & procedures
  • Types of covenants
  • Duties imposed in relation to applications
  • Technical issues that can arise
  • Remedies available – what fees / charges are reasonable?
  • Licences report, what surveyors produce as part of the Licence review
  • Issues that occur on-site; monitoring and commencement
  • Legal implications and duties
  • The NEW - Protocol for Applications for Consent to Carry Out Alterations (the Alterations Protocol)