Property Notices & Commercial Leases - Practical Lessons Learned

Property Notices & Commercial Leases - Practical Lessons Learned


7 May 2024

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

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Standard price £320

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
2 hours
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Legal notices are perhaps the most important tool for the management and control of commercial property leases. There are many different types of property notices, and this virtual classroom seminar will concentrate on the key areas most likely to be of day-to-day use to a busy practitioner.

If you are involved in the management or development of commercial property, either as a landlord, tenant, or professional advisor, this session is for you. As the commercial property market faces difficult times, efficient and effective use of the legal tools available to you is more important than ever.

When should you serve a notice? How do you get it right? How do you serve it validly? What do you do if one is served on you? This session will answer your questions.

Remember, defective notices account for a huge percentage of all negligence claims against property lawyers and professionals - so it is vital to get it right.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • The most important legal notices that you are likely to encounter in commercial property landlord and tenant practice, namely:
    • Contractual notices and break notices
    • Notices under Section 25, Section 26, Section 27 and Section 40 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
    • Notices under Section 146 of the Law of Property Act 1925
    • Rent review notices
    • Notices under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995
    • Notices under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988
    • Notices under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1730 [sic] (double rent)
  • Practice points: what should be in a notice and what should you check for in the lease?
  • Timing: when does a notice count as sent, and when does it count as received?
  • Service: viewers will receive practical advice about service of property notices under the Civil Procedure Rules, by post, and by hand
  • Can a notice be withdrawn? The recent case of Proctor v Proctor [2022] EWHC 1202 (CH)
  • What happens when someone gets a property notice wrong?
  • The recent cases of Turner v Thomas [2022] EWCA Civ 1446, concerned with the limit of the Mannai principles, and Gabb v Farrokhzad (2022) 1 WLR 284 on landlords unreasonable withholding of consent to assignment under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988

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.