Can I replace my carpets with hard flooring?

In this blog, I look at one of the most common apartment alterations and how Faidi should guide those involved in licence to alter. A typical, older flat lease will require that all parts of the demise are carpeted (including underlay), with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms. The main driver for the presence … Read more

Don’t let Licence to Alter Drive you up the Wall

The number of leaseholders seeking permission to alter their apartments are on the rise. This has been driven by the need for more homeworking space, perhaps a children’s playroom, or simply to capitalise on the value created from an alteration.  Building surveyors and property managers are seeing more sophistication and ingenuity in effecting those changes, … Read more


On 6 May 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] UKSC 18, dismissing the Landlord’s appeal. The ruling states that a landlord is not entitled to grant a licence for alterations for works which would otherwise breach an absolute covenant where there was also … Read more

Future Group Presents: A Christmas CPD event | 18 Dec 2019

Details: Delighted to be invited to  speak at this festive & valuable CPD afternoon session organised by Future Group. The afternoon includes a number of speakers from the block management sector, and Earl Kendrick Building Surveyors will be discussing ‘The 12 things a surveyor wants for Christmas’… DATE: 18 DECEMBER START: 13:30 DRINKS: 17:00 – … Read more

CPD Event: Leasehold Management Professionals, 3 Dec 2019

Details: Sponsored by Earl Kendrick Building Surveyors, this is a valuable CPD afternoon session organised by Leasehold Management Professionals. The afternoon includes a number of speakers from the block management sector, followed by festive drinks. EVENT TIMINGS: 12:00 to 13:00 – Lunch & Networking 13:00 to 15:30 – Speakers & Sessions 15:30 to 16:30 – Post-Event Drinks & … Read more

Licences to Alter / Tenant Alterations / Landlord’s Consent

Earl Kendrick recently conducted a straw poll among ten of our property management clients. The question was simple: ‘Which part of your work do you most dread?”. It may not surprise you that seven chose ‘Licences to Alter’. The whole process of Licences to Alter is paved with issues – both technical and diplomatic. The key … Read more