Assignment & Sub-Letting - Process, Protocol & the Reasonable Landlord

Assignment & Sub-Letting - Process, Protocol & the Reasonable Landlord

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25 Jun 2024
18 Dec 2024


25 Jun 2024

10:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM


18 Dec 2024

10:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

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Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
2 hours
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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 imposes well-known duties on landlords when considering whether to permit an assignment or a sub-letting, and landlords are rightly apprehensive of falling foul of a damages claim as a result.

There is a tension between the landlord’s attempts to impose control through the terms of the lease, and the assistance given to tenants by statute and decided cases, and attention understandably focuses on what a court will consider to be reasonable.

However, it is not only the landlord’s answer which matters, but also the process of getting there, and the lessons from protocol and from caselaw are of great importance. This virtual classroom seminar places emphasis upon the process.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Form and manner of application
  • Does the tenant have any effective way of resisting the costs demanded by the landlord?
  • Can a landlord ever object to an underletting on the ground of covenant strength?
  • Dealing with applications while not waiving a right to forfeit
  • Assessing a ‘reasonable time’
  • Can the tenant dictate the timetable by telling the landlord that it is urgent?
  • Form and manner of landlord’s decision

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.