Consent for Alterations

As a leasehold property owner you need to get your landlord's consent before making certain changes to your property, or alterations, depending on the type of change and what your lease says. If you are a freehold property owner, your transfer document may also require you to get consent before carrying out some alterations to the outside of your property, or on your land. 

HomeGround considers each application on behalf of the landlord on its individual merits. The HomeGround portal makes it simple to apply online and, once you've signed into your account, you can upload all the supporting documents needed. The process varies by property type - flat or house or commercial property - so please start by looking at the relevant FAQs and make sure you select the right property option.

We suggest you have all the necessary information ready before you start the application process, during which you are asked to provide details of the proposed alterations, including:

  • A clear written description of the alterations you wish to carry out;
  • A plan of the existing layout and a plan of the proposed new layout;
  • Any additional plans, photographs or drawing and supporting documents (such as a method statement).

As part of the review, HomeGround looks at the details of the proposed works (including any plans and drawings), the terms of your lease or transfer, the title to your property and the title to the landlord's property. We will also consider the potential impact of the proposed changes and necessary works on adjoining properties.

In some cases, we may need to instruct independent professional advisers, such as surveyors and solicitors, to review your application, or to prepare a formal legal document recording the alterations agreed. If this is necessary, we will tell you, and give you a breakdown of the costs you need to pay.

You should hear from HomeGround within 10 working days of submitting your application.

Once you have signed in to your account you can upload supporting documents, provide details and pay the fee. Please start by looking at the relevant FAQs.

If you have a leasehold property, please ensure you take a copy of the Summary of Tenants' Rights and Obligations and review them to ensure you understand your rights.

Should you wish to proceed with your application, please click here.