If you are a leaseholder proposing to carry out works to your flat or a freeholder in receipt of a request to make alterations to a leasehold interest under your freehold you should consider whether the works will require freeholder’s consent. In most cases this will require the lease to be studied and an understanding of the works.
In general terms the type of works requiring freeholder��s consent usually fall under structural alterations such as extensions, loft conversions, removal of load bearing walls, rearrangement of the internal layout, etc.
The freeholder is often entitled to appoint a surveyor to review the proposed works and assist a solicitor in the preparation of a Licence to Alter to formalise the freeholder’s consent.
MSA can assist the parties to collate and review the necessary information required to form the Licence to Alter and inspect the property and works as may be necessary. Our involvement usually involves reviewing structural drawings and specifications, contractor’s method statements and insurances, statutory consents, carrying out pre-works schedule of condition inspections and compliance inspections of the works.
Whether a freeholder or leaseholder please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.