Licence to Alter Building Surveyors

Are you facing the daunting prospect of securing a licence for alterations to your property? Feel overwhelmed by the process?

Navigating the intricate world of property licensing can be a headache. We understand that the jargon and bureaucracy can make you feel lost. That’s where our expertise comes in.

At Cheke & Co, we specialise in helping you secure a licence for alterations smoothly and efficiently. With decades of experience, we’ve perfected the art of simplifying the process, ensuring you can focus on your project while we handle the paperwork.

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Understanding the Importance of a Licence for Alterations

Obtaining a licence for alteration isn’t just a legal requirement; it’s a safeguard for your property and your investment. In Essex, strict regulations govern property alterations, and failure to comply can lead to costly setbacks and legal issues.

By securing the necessary licence, you not only adhere to the law but also ensure that your project proceeds smoothly. Cheke & Co’s expertise in this area means we understand the nuances of these regulations, and we can help you navigate them effortlessly.

Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind throughout your project. We’ll guide you in ensuring your alterations are not only legal but also structurally sound and safe. With our support, you can embark on your property improvement journey with confidence, knowing that every aspect of your project is in compliance with Essex’s stringent requirements.

Don’t risk complications and delays. Let Cheke & Co assist you in securing your licence for alteration, ensuring a seamless and trouble-free experience from start to finish.

Expert Guidance

We simplify the complex licensing process with expert guidance. Our experienced team will help you navigate the intricacies and ensure your project aligns with all legal requirements.

  • Streamlined Process

    Save time and effort with our efficient, streamlined process. We handle the administrative tasks, leaving you more time to focus on your project’s core aspects.

  • Legal Compliance

    Avoid costly setbacks by entrusting us to oversee legal compliance. We meticulously review your project plans to ensure they align with all necessary regulations.

  • Professional Advice

    Benefit from tailored, professional advice. Our experienced team assesses your project’s intricacies and provides guidance that suits your goals and budget.

  • Peace of Mind

    Relax as we handle the paperwork stress. We manage all administrative work, allowing you to confidently embark on your property improvement journey.

  • Get Started

    Your property journey begins here. Contact Cheke & Co for a consultation and take the first step towards securing the licence for alterations you need.

Situations Where You Should Get A Licence for Alterations


Planning significant changes to your property? Ensure compliance with regulations for a smooth renovation.


Expanding your space? Don't forget to secure a licence for seamless construction.

Safety Upgrades

Enhancing safety measures? Get the necessary approvals for peace of mind.

Commercial Renovation

Transforming your business space? Legal compliance is crucial for uninterrupted operations.

Structural Changes

Altering the building's structure? Ensure it meets all legal requirements.

Adding Features

Adding new features? Secure the licence for a hassle-free project.

A Building Surveyors That Are Experts in Licence to Alter

Whether it’s structural alterations or minor adjustments, obtaining the necessary consents is crucial. Cheke & Co, a leading building surveyor company, is here to assist you throughout the licence to alter process.

What is a Licence to Alter?

A Licence to Alter is a legal document that grants permission to leaseholders to make changes or alterations to their leased properties. It is typically required for any modifications that go beyond minor cosmetic changes.

If you are planning to make alterations to your leasehold property, you may need a Licence to Alter. It is important to seek professional advice to understand the specific requirements and whether your proposed changes require consent. Cheke & Co can help you navigate through this process and ensure compliance with building regulations.

The Licence to Alter Process

  • Initial Consultation: Our team of experts will assess your requirements and provide guidance on the necessary consents and approvals. We will review your plans, drawings, and any relevant documentation.
  • Assessing Feasibility: We will evaluate the feasibility of your proposed alterations and advise on any potential challenges or restrictions based on building regulations, planning permission, and lease terms.
  • Obtaining Consent: We will assist you in obtaining consent from the relevant parties, including the freeholder, managing agent, and any other stakeholders involved in the leasehold property.
  • Preparing Legal Documents: Our team will handle the documentation process, including preparing the Licence to Alter and any other required legal documents. We will ensure that all necessary clauses and conditions are included to protect your interests.
  • Liaising with Authorities: We will communicate with local authorities, building control departments, and other relevant bodies to ensure compliance with building regulations and obtain the necessary approvals.
  • Managing the Alterations: Throughout the construction phase, Cheke & Co can provide project management services to ensure your alterations are carried out in accordance with the approved plans and within the specified timeframes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While not all alterations require a Licence to Alter, it is important to consult with experts to determine whether your proposed changes meet the threshold for consent. Cheke & Co can assess the scope of your alterations and provide guidance on the licensing requirements.

If the consent for alterations is unreasonably withheld by the freeholder or managing agent, there are legal remedies available to leaseholders. Cheke & Co can provide advice on your rights and options in such scenarios.

Depending on the nature and scale of the alterations, you may need to obtain planning permission in addition to a Licence to Alter. Our team can help you determine the necessary approvals and guide you through the entire process.

If you have already made alterations without obtaining prior consent, it is important to seek retrospective consent as soon as possible. Cheke & Co can assist you in this process, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and minimising any potential issues.

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