LAW2022 Online: Commercial Property (Spring)

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Mark Shelton and Richard Snape

CPD Hours: 6


Providing 6 hours CPD our Leading Experts present LAW2022 Online: Commercial Property in April 2022, which will update you on topics for Solicitors in practice without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you.

This event features a combination of live and pre-recorded content, providing up to 6 hours of CPD and is sponsored by

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This event will be available on April 20th, and will include:

  • High quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded videos and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – watch the recording of our live “Shape The Debate” Q&A with our leading experts. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day Commercial Property issues
  • LAW2022 Commercial Property Online Exhibition – a chance to gain an additional hour of CPD, via a webinar of choice from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT.

This course is aimed at property professionals and fee earners involved in both contentious and non-contentious property work .

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1. The LTA 1954 Grounds of Opposition, Renewal Terms & Interim Rents [2022]

Presented by Richard Snape – Head of Legal Training, Davitt Jones Bould

This course takes another look at the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, this time focusing on the renewal process and some of the pitfalls.

Topics covered will include:

  • Grounds of opposition with specific to reference to (f) and (g)
  • Determining renewal terms, in particular in relation to duration of the new lease
  • Other renewal terms, in particular in relation to alienation, repair and service charge
  • Interim rents
  • Compensation for disturbance

2. Development Land – How to prevent Loss of Value [2022]

Presented by Richard Snape – Head of Legal Training, Davitt Jones Bould

The course aims to look at how land may be lost for development and how to prevent this from happening.

Topics covered will include:

  • Town and Village Green claims, including recent Supreme Court Cases
  • The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013
  • Assets of Community Value – the latest
  • Rights of Light and how to stop Prescriptive Claims

3. Landlord’s Works, Quiet Enjoyment and Derogation from Grant [2022]

Presented by Mark Shelton – Commercial Property Management Law Trainer

Landlords will have many reasons for carrying out works on or adjacent to leased premises during the term of a lease. It may simply be a matter of complying with obligations as to services and repair, such as replacing lifts or air-conditioning plant, or it may be a more strategic project such as a major refurbishment or reconfiguration. The landlord may be exercising its right to carry out works within the tenant’s repair obligations following service of a repair notice. Upgrading energy efficiency performance is increasingly a prompt for landlords to undertake work to a development, while the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the revisions to the Use Classes Order have led landlords to consider adapting premises for repurposing.

The starting-point, of course, is that the tenant has exclusive possession of the premises, subject to any express rights of access in favour of the landlord. There may well be rights reserved in the lease to facilitate works, but exercise of those rights will be subject to the quiet enjoyment covenant and the implied obligation not to derogate from grant, as well as the law of nuisance.

This session will consider how the courts reconcile these tensions, and the practicalities of drafting and planning for a programme of works undisrupted by tenants’ issues.

4. Rent Enforcement – The Return of Normality? [2022]

Presented by Mark Shelton – Commercial Property Management Law Trainer

The problem of commercial rent arrears accrued over the period of the Covid-19 pandemic is well-known. While landlords have mainly been ready to help in sustaining tenants’ businesses by offering rent concessions of one sort or another, government has stepped in to restrict most of the available remedies for recovery of rent arrears. At the same time, the Government’s Code of Practice has emphasised that tenants who are able to pay should do so, but this has not stopped some high-profile tenants from taking advantage of the restrictions to withhold payment, even though well able to meet their obligations.

It was recognised from the outset that this irregular situation would need to be unwound, but it was far from obvious how this could be achieved. The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act is the government’s answer to the puzzle.

The legislation leaves many uncertainties, however, as to the position of multiple-site businesses, enforcement of judgments obtained before the Act came into force, default under agreements reached with landlords, and others.

This session addresses the uncertainties, and gives an overview of what remedies are now available, against whom, when, and for what arrears.