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


This course is the second day of a series designed for fee earners with little or no knowledge of commercial property law. The days can be attended separately or as a series. This comprehensive programme provides a firm grounding in the essential law and practice in this field.

This second day of the course focuses on:

  • The form and main contents of a typical business lease (by reference to a specimen lease)
  • Negotiating a commercial lease - the main 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 L & T Act 1954 s25 and s26 notices
    • 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
  • 'Running' commercial leases
  • Variations, rent reviews, underlettings, alterations, repairs, etc.
  • SDLT - Many unhappy returns? Does the client understand the continuing need to submit returns? Client case considerations

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Excellent, Hannah is a fantastic presenter. Everything was explained so well and put into real life senarios that could arise in practice.

Thompson, Melissa (M) (Mrs) Chattertons McKinnells




Wed 19 Sep 2018 Book

09:30 | London
Hannah Mackinlay

Tue 04 Dec 2018 Book

09:30 | Birmingham
Hannah Mackinlay

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