Poorly drafted Licences for Alterations can provoke significant landlord/tenant disputes at lease end. Utilising our considerable dilapidations expertise, the licences that Malcolm Hollis produce are appropriately worded/annotated so as to reduce the scope for future conflict.

If a Licence for Alterations is inadequate or ambiguous, it may mean that, come the end of the lease, its reinstatement provisions (if indeed they exist at all) will not be deemed valid.  This can mean that the tenant will not then be legally obligated to carry out the reinstatement of their alterations and the asset’s value may also be compromised, perhaps to a significant degree.

As dilapidations specialists, working for both landlords and tenants, we have unrivalled expertise in managing the complicated issues that surround tenant alterations.  Having dealt with the aftermath of poorly drafted licences countless times we apply this experience positively in our Licenses for Alterations service.  At Malcolm Hollis you can be sure that licenses are dealt with properly, and the condition of the property is fully documented with the crucial result that reinstatement provisions will be unequivocal at lease end.

With a thorough understanding of the construction process, we have strong in-house capability (including M&E) to deal with the technical and contractual aspects of large-scale tenant alterations, including monitoring works on site and advising on the wider issues that often surround alterations, ensuring that appropriate documentation is in place.  Of course, we also offer a comprehensive range of project services that can neatly be combined with our Tenant Alterations services.

We have offices located throughout the UK and Ireland, so you can expect a prompt, cost-effective and consistently high quality service.