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

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
Hannah Mackinlay

Hannah Mackinlay

Details and courses

Very beneficial, useful, with great material.

Really useful to understand the big picture so that you can advise your client fully.

Very informative. The presenter used real life examples which helped with putting the theory into context and applying it practically. It was really interesting her real life examples.

Hannah's anecdotes were fascinating and bought many of the issues to light.

Lots of food for thought - loved it

Very Informative and engaging

An excellent introduction to commercial leases for a solicitor who has recently converted to commercial property from family.

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

Available dates (6)
Wed 27 May 2020 - 9:30AM London Become a VIP and get your first 3 hours' FREE£480
Tue 16 Jun 2020 - 9:30AM Newcastle Upon Tyne £480
Tue 22 Sep 2020 - 9:30AM London £480
Wed 28 Oct 2020 - 9:30AM Manchester £480
Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 9:30AM Birmingham £480
Wed 9 Dec 2020 - 9:30AM London £480
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Course Notes - Commercial Property: Introduction to Law and Practice; Day 2 £120
Course Notes - Commercial Property: Introduction to Law and Practice; Day 2 £120

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