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Course Commercial Leases for Local Authorities: Differences and Pitfalls


Management of local authority property portfolios creates unique problems for lawyers. As a lawyer, you will undoubtedly face specific challenges in practice because of the nature of local authority work – but are you fully prepared?

If you are a local authority lawyer, or other commercial property practitioner acting for local authorities from time to time, this course is for you. If you are not very experienced as yet, this programme provides a useful overview of the vital issues relating to commercial leases for local authorities.

Experienced practitioners will find the course update invaluable, ensuring they remain up-to-date with the law and practical developments.

Our commercial property expert, Ian Quayle, will take you through the key issues of commercial leases in the context of local authorities, with reference to helpful case studies.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand particular drafting issues of local authority commercial leases
  • Appreciate the challenges of informal occupation and mixed use schemes
  • Know the latest case law and environmental developments

What does this course cover?

This course covers the key issues and challenges you are likely to come across, including:

  • Informal occupation: advising local authorities in the absence of formal documentation
  • Mixed use schemes: service charge issues and common parts problems
  • Drafting issues: agreements for lease, licences for alterations, rent and rent review, break clauses, and gaining possession at the end of the term
  • Regulating occupation before commencement and after termination: avoiding protection and estoppel under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Start-up schemes and tenant-friendly leases
  • Green issues: green buildings, green leases, and other environmental developments and considerations
  • Management issues: rent review, repair, regearing and service charge problems, and advising estates departments on everyday management problems
  • Recent case law and a series of case studies

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5 hours


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Excellent presentation. Lots of food for thought.

Norman Perry - Warrington Borough Council




Tue 08 Oct 2019 Book

10:00 | London
Ian Quayle

Tue 22 Oct 2019 Book

10:00 | Manchester
Ian Quayle

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