• 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

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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.

Excellent resourses and practical content that will help me approach work in a commercial way. Really liked the approach of adding value for clients

Very clear and helpful - Raises important issues!

The course tutor was very knowledgeable and absolutely brilliant! Thank you.

Gained a good insight into this area of law.

Very useful. Presented excellent knowledge which will help me in my day to day job.

Yes, will recommend as one of the courses that reinforce the law and practice.

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

Really good course excellent presentation and course content.

Comprehensive and very informative. Wonderful speaker - Approachable and makes things clear.

Another excellent day of training. Hannah speaks with authority and makes a very complicated subject extremely interesting.

Very good, practical examples given. Really informative and interesting course.

Fantastic course if new to the area of law. Complex area of law but Hannah delivers it in a very comprehensive and effective way. Course material excellent. Would highly recommend. 

Available dates (6)
Thu 3 Oct 2019 - 9:30AM London Members save up to 50% off training£510
Tue 15 Oct 2019 - 9:30AM Birmingham £510
Fri 18 Oct 2019 - 9:30AM Bristol £510
Wed 22 Jan 2020 - 9:30AM London £510
Wed 27 May 2020 - 9:30AM London £510
Tue 16 Jun 2020 - 9:30AM Newcastle Upon Tyne £510
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Course Notes - Commercial Property: Introduction to Law and Practice; Day 2 £79

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