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Course Commercial Property: Introduction to Law and Practice; Day 2


The particular focus of this course is commercial leases. If you participated in Day 1 of this course, you will undoubtedly benefit from Day 2 where you will consolidate what you have already learnt. Day 2 also serves as a standalone, separate one-day course if you want to enhance your existing knowledge and experience of commercial property leases.

This course is designed for junior members of commercial property departments with little or no knowledge or experience in commercial property law. It is also ideal if you are a fee earner moving into a commercial property department for the first time and want to get to grips with the basics of commercial leases.

Our well known and respected property expert, Hannah Mackinlay, will take you through the key steps of commercial leases. You will be given a firm grounding in the essential law and practice of business leases, equipping you to have a more valuable, hands on role in practice.

Key learning outcomes                        

  • Understand form and content of basic commercial leases
  • Appreciate the statutory protections for tenants
  • Know what specific issues may arise from a commercial lease

What does this course cover?

This course focuses on commercial leases, including:

  • A Typical Business Lease

    • The form and main contents
    • Consideration of a specimen business lease

  • Negotiating a Commercial Lease: key points to watch out for

    • Premises
    • Insurance
    • Repairing obligations and schedules of condition
    • Rent review
    • Service charges
    • User clauses
    • Break rights
    • Signs, parking, services, shared facilities

  • The Code of Practice for Commercial Leases
  • Statutory Protection for Business Tenants; Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

    • Protection given
    • Contracting out
    • Procedures for ending and renewing business leases
    • Drafting and serving s25 and s26 notices under the 1954 Act
    • Compensation for the tenant

  • Assignment of Commercial Leases

    • The need for the landlord's consent - ss19 (1)(a) and 19 (1A) L & T Act 1927
    • Landlord's duty to consent under s 1 L & T Act 1988
    • License to assign
    • Authorised guarantee agreements

  • Related issues, including

    • Variations
    • Rent reviews
    • Underlettings
    • Alterations
    • Repairs

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

    • Many unhappy returns: ensuring your client understands the continuing need to submit SDLT returns
    • Client care considerations

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6 hours


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A thorough, extremely practical course delivered by an enthusiatic and engaging presenter.

Jane Riley - Kerseys




Thu 03 Oct 2019 Book

09:30 | London
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Tue 15 Oct 2019 Book

09:30 | Birmingham
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Fri 18 Oct 2019 Book

09:30 | Bristol
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