The commercial property market is undergoing continual change, and as a commercial property lawyer you will recognise the need to stay up-to-date. This is a perennially popular course – continually updated to reflect new case law, and legislative and regulatory change, ensuring you are fully competent in practice.
A vital skill is understanding how recent developments and topical issues such as Brexit affect the market and your commercial property practice. Whether you are a solicitor or other practitioner dealing with commercial property, this course takes you through all the major topical areas of commercial leases.
How should you approach issues such as VAT and leases? What’s the latest know-how on tenant break options in light of recent cases?
Our two highly experienced commercial property lawyers, Peta Dollar and Sarah Thompson-Copsey, will take you through a highly practical and detailed review of these areas and more. You will benefit from the value brought by Sarah from her experience in property litigation, in addition to Peta’s extensive lease drafting experience.
Key learning outcomes
- Apply the 1994 Act effectively in light of recent cases
- Understand rent default and guarantee issues following the latest developments
- Appreciate how VAT is now applied to commercial leases
What does this course cover?
This course covers the very latest developments affecting commercial leases and the law, including:
- Review of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
- £1 rent on renewal (Flanders v Newham LBC)
- The latest on ground rent (Gulf Agencies v Ahmed)
- Holding over: the good news for tenants (Barclays v Erimus)
- VAT and leases: an update
- Pre-conditions and s19(1A) (Tindall-Cobham & Alnatt v Newton)
- Damage to reversion (Homebase v Grantchester)
- Assignment to guarantor (EMI v O&H)
- Tenant break options
- Rent apportionment and repayment (M&S v BNP Paribas)
- Practical advice on form, content and service (Levett-Dunn v NHS; Tyco Fire v Regent Quay)
- Practical lessons on partnerships and break options (Vanquish v Brook Street)
- Rent default: practical options for today’s market
- Guarantee issues (Topland and AGAs and GAGAs)
- Green issues in leases