Commercial Leases - A Review of Rights to Renew & Grounds of Opposition
COVID-19, Brexit, MEES - even business rates, can make it hard to advise landlords and tenants whether to oppose renewal or seek a new lease when the ‘1954 Act protected’ lease comes to an end.
This live broadcast session provides a timely review of the practical points to consider in advising clients - including the evidence necessary for successful opposition and the court's stance to any proposed changes in a 'renewal' lease.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Redevelopment & ground (f): a sea-change in intention following S Franses v Cavendish? Are building leases still good evidence?
- ‘Own occupation’ ground (g) - 2 years, 5 years? Reconciling Patel v Keles Gulf Agencies v Ahmed; Frozen Value v Heron Foods
- Discretionary grounds of opposition: why timing & preparation are key and how to use them tactically
- Lease length in an uncertain market - short term, tenant break right? Iceland v Castlebrook; Dukeminster v West End
- Interim rent - the view from the courts?
- Who will pay to upgrade to EPC ‘E’ under the Energy Act - what will you advise as to the impact on renewal terms?
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.