LAW2024 Online: Commercial Property (Spring)

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Mark Shelton and Richard Snape

CPD Hours: 6


Available from 17th April 2024, Our expert speakers present LAW Online: Commercial Property (Spring) 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

The course includes:

  • A high quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded video and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – a 1-hour 'Shape the Debate' Q&A session with our speakers that will take place on 10th May. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering questions on both the recorded content and general day to day Commercial Conveyancing issues.
  • LAW Online: Commercial Property exhibition – visit this and you can gain an additional hour of CPD, via a webinar of choice from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT.

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Commercial Property Topics covered by this course:-

1. Forfeiture of Leases for Non-payment of Rent – Ten Key Issues

Presented by Mark Shelton – Commercial Property Management Law Trainer

The logic that if the tenant does not pay the rent the landlord can take the property back continues to have a clear appeal. Forfeiture may be seen as the opportunity to remove the awkward tenant, or it may be the most effective sanction to enforce performance of tenant’s obligations. However, it is an area of law which can be archaic in certain respects, and confusing and technical in others. This session, by the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Forfeiture of Leases’, identifies clearly and practically the important steps to effective use of forfeiture.

2. Opposed Lease Renewals – Pushing at an Open Door?

Presented by Mark Shelton – Commercial Property Management Law Trainer

For the landlord wishing to get possession back at the expiry of a tenancy, the grounds and procedure for opposing renewal under the 1954 Act can look like an obstacle course. In fact, the cases lay down ways through which are comparatively straightforward, so the smart adviser can help the client to the right outcome effectively. There are also several practical tips which help to reduce the amount of compensation payable. Tenants, on the other hand, need to know the tactical levers which can help put them in the strongest negotiating position. The caselaw continues to develop, and this session considers the lessons of recent cases as well as reviewing the grounds of opposition, tactics, timing and procedure.

3. How to Respond to CPSE Enquiries

Presented by Richard Snape

Enquiries and their response continues to be a major issue for the property professional. The course aims to look at response to enquiries generally and specifically at some on the CPSE enquiries.

Topics covered include:

  • Enquiries generally;
  • Japanese knotweed;
  • Fire safety enquiries;
  • Asbestos enquiries;
  • Changes to the CPSE 1 and 6 enquires in relation to the Building Safety Act;
  • Energy performance certificate enquiries;
  • SDLT and Land Transaction Tax enquires.

4. Repairs, Service Charge and Building Safety in Commercial Leases

Presented by Richard Snape

This is an area of increasing significance. The course aims to look at some of the areas and in particular at the new legislation on Higher-Risk Buildings and its significance for mixed use developments.

Topics covered include:

  • Repair as Opposed to Renewal and Improvement;
  • Damages for Disrepair;
  • Service Charge Liability in the light of the Supreme Court Decision in Sara & Hossein v Blacks (2023);
  • Mixed Use Higher-Risk Buildings and the Building Safety Act Regulations.

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We have trialled the format at previous online conferences, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:

"The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class" - General Advisor

"I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all legal practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next." - Solicitor in practice

"The world of law is in constant flux and the speakers update on recent developments will be extremely helpful going forward (as they ever are!)" - Solicitor/Director

"I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again" - Partner

"A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person." - Associate Solicitor