Altering A Property That You Lease | Legal Advice For SMEs

When you take a lease, you can’t always predict the direction that your business will take while you are using that building. Sometimes your business needs change and you want to make changes to the property to make it more suitable for your new requirements.

Most leases prevent you from making changes without getting consent from your landlord. To avoid disputes further down the line, you should follow a strict process when requesting permission to alter the property:

1)      Make a formal request to alter the property

2)      Agree a licence or letter that documents the changes you are making

It’s important that both these stages are carried out properly. Documentation about the changes should be clear and leave nothing open to interpretation. Our expert property lawyers can help you with both stages, from drafting requests to reviewing licences and letters.

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If you lease a property and want to make changes to it, contact Paul Barnard on 0161 838 3142 or get in touch online.

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