• Understand the basic conveyancing process
  • Familiarity with searches, standard commercial property enquiries, and conditions of sale
  • Appreciate potential pitfalls of Stamp Duty Land Tax returns

    This course covers the basics of commercial property conveyancing, including:

    An Outline of Basic Conveyancing Procedures
    • Searches and enquiries
    • Contract and completion
    • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), registration and HM Land Registry
    Sale and Purchase of Commercial Property
    • The basic procedure
    • What the Standard Commercial Property Conditions are and what they mean
    • Standard forms of Commercial Property Enquiries and how they are used
    • Other searches and enquiries to be undertaken
    • Standard forms of Report on Title
    Planning and other Statutory Requirements

    Business Leases
    • The form and main contents of a typical business lease (by reference to a specimen lease)
    Negotiating a Commercial Lease: 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 and Tenant Act 1954
    • The statutory protection given
    • Contracting out
    • Procedures for ending and renewing business leases
    • Drafting and serving notices under s25 and s26 of the 1954 Act
    • Compensation for the tenant
    Stamp Duty Land Tax
    • Many unhappy returns: ensuring the client understands continuing need to submit SDLT returns
    • Client care considerations
    Hannah Mackinlay

    Hannah Mackinlay

    Details and courses

    Hannah is very knowledgeable and added interesting examples. She answered my 'stupid' questions!

    Enjoyable course.

    This is a brilliant course for anyone starting their legal career in commercial property.

    This is a brilliant course for anyone starting their legal career in commercial property.

    Available dates (2)
    Tue 24 Mar 2020 - 9:30AM London Members save up to 50% off training£510
    Tue 19 May 2020 - 9:30AM Leeds £510
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    Course Notes - Commercial Property: Introduction for Paralegals £120

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