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Licence for Alterations
If you are renting for a long time or are planning on renting the same property for a long time you might want to make some alterations.
Before you do so however you need to consider whether you need the landlord’s permission and what other restrictions might apply.
The lease will normally state:
- what if any consent is needed
- distinguish between structural and non-structural alterations
- whether a formal licence for alteration is needed
- deal with external alterations
- restrict alterations if the premises form part of a larger estate owned by the landlord
In certain circumstances you might even be entitled to compensation from your landlord by making alterations if they result in improvements.
Our specialists at Hart Brown can advise you on what alterations you can make and how to ensure you follow the correct procedure. Not doing so could mean you being liable:
- to compensate the landlord
- for removing the alterations and returning the property to its original state