Landlords Residential Licence to Alter London

We had instructions to review a Lessees proposed l alterations for inclusion in a Landlord Licence to Alter.

The flat is a duplex apartment occupying part of the ground floor and basement of the previously converted  listed property off Kensington High Street.  The proposal was to construct two small extensions to the rear within the basement courtyard.

The Lessee provided drawings and specifications of the proposed works.  We reviewed the documents along with the Planning and Listed Building Applications available on the planning portal.  Following this review we raised requests for further information. This include the Party Wall Awards and the Schedules of Conditions agreed with adjacent properties.  We assessed how the proposed works and advised of the impact on the Landlord and other Lessees.

There had been a number of planning and listed building applications made before project received consent.  The initial planning and listed building applications were refused consent. The Lessee modified the plans to receive approval from the planners and conservation officer.  There were numerous revisions to the drawings which included subtle differences. Plans submitted for Landlords approvals did not match those approved by planning and listed building. We advised on the approved drawings for inclusion in the Landlords Licence.

Our report included a review and commentary on the proposed structural works, building services and statutory requirements. The report on the licence set out the further information required to include the contractor insurances and a programme. Our instruction was also to monitor the works on site.