As a landlord, your tenant may request permission to carry out work to the property. The lease generally prohibits this without consent. The granting of consent is in the form of a licence to alter, which is an official document that is issued by the freeholder to the tenant.

At Acres Building Consultants we can assist by reviewing the proposals, visiting the property before permission is granted and provide a follow-up visit to the property to ensure that the work has been carried out in-line with the agreement and that no damage has been caused to the property.

Below ground waterproofing

Below ground waterproofing

Waterproofing Design: We provide the specialist advice necessary to design protection of below ground structures against water ingress from the ground in accordance with BS 8102: 2009 Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures...
Clerk Of Works

Clerk Of Works

Acres Building Consultants can act as your clerks of works or site inspector. We monitor work on site to ensure that it is in line with the specification, drawings and any schedules. Instances of this can be erecting or altering buildings and or...
Condition surveys

Condition surveys

Condition surveys can prove to be beneficial in your decision-making process with respect to purchase, sale, re-financing, avoiding potential claims, renovation and/or maintenance of a building. It is an assessment of the property's physical...
Dilapidations surveys

Dilapidations surveys

As a landlord you may require a dilapidation survey to identify any defects that have been caused to your property by the tenant failing to comply with their liabilities under a lease. Once identified tenants are given the opportunity to remedy the...
Disability access audits (DDA)

Disability access audits (DDA)

A disability access audit can be the most effective way to establish the impact that a building's use has on disabled people.  An audit will ensure that you are aware of your duties and responsibilities, as it provides a journey map a person...
Facilities management including audits

Facilities management including audits

Acres Building Consultants can provide you with total facilities management through the integration and alignment of non-core building services.  We keep up-to-date on new developments and innovations to ensure functionality of the built environment –...
Fire risk assessments

Fire risk assessments

At Acres Building Service we have undertaken fire risk assessments on various properties since the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006. Our team has a good knowledge of fire safety and our fire risk...
Independent certifier

Independent certifier

Acres Building Consultants can undertake the role of independent certifier (IC) for local authorities, contractors and funders to ensure fairness in determining service availability for Public Private Partnership (PPP) transactions. Generally the...
Insurance Claim Investigation

Insurance Claim Investigation

At Acres Building Consultants, we understand the challenges and frustrations that homeowners face when something goes wrong with a property and an insurance claim is required. We will work with you and your insurance company to investigate the...
Landlord submissions for license to alter agreements

Landlord submissions for license to alter agreements

As a landlord, your tenant may request permission to carry out work to the property. The lease generally prohibits this without consent. The granting of consent is in the form of a licence to alter, which is an official document that is issued by...
Party walls

Party walls

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 came into force on 1 July 1997. It is important that the act is followed rigorously if there is an intention to carry out building work which involves work on an existing wall shared with another property, building on a...
Planning and planning appeals

Planning and planning appeals

Planning permission is not always required. Building work can, within certain conditions, be undertaken under what is known as permitted developments rights. We can help you negotiate your way through the complex process of planning, planning...
Pre and post contract administration

Pre and post contract administration

Contract management and administration are a time consuming part of any building project. But at Acres Building Consultants we'll happily take this aspect of the project off your hands by preparing a Schedule of Work, finishes schedules, working...
Project management

Project management

Acres Building Consultants provide you with professionals with many years' experience of managing construction projects up to £6 million. Proactive and robust project management of your construction project will include any or all of the following...
Specialist defect analysis

Specialist defect analysis

With extensive experience in diagnosing building defects, our approach is to identify the method of construction, analyse the defect and establish how it has occurred. Once this has been established we will identify what the damage is and whether...
Technical due diligence reports

Technical due diligence reports

Technical due diligence reports are normally carried out to assist in the purchase, occupation or disposal of a property. They determine the physical characteristics of a property, any defects or deficiencies it might have, and whether these will...
Whole-life costing

Whole-life costing

The whole-life cost of a property includes the cost of acquiring or building it, operating and maintaining it over its life, through to its disposal. Significant financial, operational and sustainability benefits can be achieved using a whole-life...

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