Detailed Provisions for Permissions to Commence Works
Detailed Provisions for Permissions to Commence Works
For the purposes of interpreting this document lessees should assume it applies to all works, including minor renovations or alterations. The agreement to obtain licenses or special permissions will be advised in writing where deemed necessary by HSRAL.
- All works are to comply with the requirements of the London Building Acts, and where appropriate, the necessary consents and planning permission must be obtained from the relevant authorities (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) by the lessee. Responsibility for establishing the need for such requirements to be met rests solely with the lessee. The costs of any works (or subsequent reversion to original state as a result of failing to obtain approval) undertaken by the lessee that fails to meet approved and accepted standards, or are undertaken without requisite approvals, will be the sole responsibility of the lessee and will not be recoverable from HSRAL in part or in full.
- Copies of the approvals issued by the Local Authorities, if appropriate, are to be forwarded to the Estate Manager before any work is commenced.
- Three copies of drawings, together with a brief specification clearly setting out and describing the nature and scope of the proposed works, must be submitted for HSRAL approval before any work is commenced.
- If the proposed works are of such volume or nature that in the opinion of HSRAL they would necessitate the preparation and issue of a formal license, this will be done at a fee to be agreed between both parties before the works commence.
- If the works are, in the opinion of any HSRAL appointed surveyor, of a minor nature, the issue of a license will be waived.
- The employer (lessee) is to ensure that the Main Contractor and all Sub-Contractors are properly insured for all reasonable eventualities in accordance with current acceptable guidelines, and shall
- Agree to indemnify HSRAL against any liability, loss, claim or proceedings whatsoever arising under any statute or at common law in respect of any person whomsoever and for any expense, liability, loss, claim or proceedings in respect of any damage whatsoever to any real or personal property, insofar as such arise out of or in the course of by reason of the carrying out of the works, or is due to any negligence, omission or default of the Contractor or any person for whom the Contractor is responsible or of any Sub-Contractor or any person for whom the Sub-Contractor is responsible.
- Before any site work is commenced, the Lessee/Contractor may be required to deposit the sum of £300.00 with the Estate Manager who may, without prejudice to the above indemnity, expend the deposit in making good any damage to the common parts or in covering the cost of extra cleaning.
- The work is to be executed in such a manner as to cause the minimum of inconvenience to other residents of the block and adjacent properties. No contractors’ radios, cassette or compact disc players will be allowed on site.
- The passenger lifts are not to be used for the conveyancing of plant, materials, fittings or spoil. Contractors using the lift are to give precedence to the Tenants at all times.
- The carpets outside the flat where the works are in progress are to be protected by clean dust sheets which are to be taken up at the end of each working day. The entrance door of the flat is to be kept shut at all times.
- No spoil is to be deposited in the courtyards or common areas. It is to be placed in a skip parked on the public highway or alternatively, bagged and stored inside the flat until removed from the premises. Permission will not be granted for on-site skips being used.
- No heavy banging or the use of mechanical tools of a noisy nature is to be carried out before 09.30 or after 16.30 Monday to Friday, and no work whatsoever at weekends or Bank Holidays.
- Except in cases of emergency, residents are to be given 48 hours’ notice of any possible interruption to the water and electrical services.
- At all reasonable times, the Estate Manager shall have the right during the works to make inspections to ensure compliance with the conditions of consent, and reserves the right without financial penalty to HSRAL to suspend or halt any works found to be dangerous or not complying with reasonable safety standards.
- Prior to commencement of any work, a brief survey of the flat situated below and or adjacent to the subject flat should be carried out and a schedule of conditions prepared. Copies are to be retained by the Estate Manager and the Lessee(s) of the flat(s) concerned.
- Modifications to electrical circuits must conform to NICEIC current best practice and a new Electrical Safety Certificate must be obtained once the works have been completed.
- Due consideration should be given to the provision of future maintenance access, especially in the design and implementation of new bathrooms and kitchens. The provision of sufficient stopcocks and ease of access to stopcocks and drain-down points must be duly considered. All joints in new pipe-work and modifications to existing pipe-work should be thoroughly tested under pressure on completion.
It is the Lessee’s responsibility to inform residents in adjacent flats of the work and when it will be taking place.