As surveyors, experienced across all sectors and with a technical yet commercial background, we are perfectly placed to manage the entire process both for Landlords and Tenants. We are used to collaborating with all interested parties – Tenant, landlord, managing agent, solicitors, facilities manager, quickly pin pointing what will cause an issue and how to get around it, to ensure a successful outcome. The assessment process is always needed quickly by a Tenant and the Landlord often has the same driver, given licences to alter are often forming part of a new lease discussion. We therefore make sure the process is efficient, commercial with our end aim always to recommend approval unless the alterations fundamentally cause issues and a solution cannot be found. In such cases, when acting for a Landlord, it is imperative that we take a robust stance, to protect the Landlord from future liabilities.
Through our dilapidations, party wall and commercial refurbishment expertise, we understand the consequences of not having legal agreements in place. By ensuring a robust assessment process and clear commercial advice, our clients are confident that the outcome cannot be disputed many years later or when change happens – whether this be a new landlord or change in the tenant’s circumstances.