This course looks at the top ten tricky problems which regularly confront commercial property practitioners. In each case, practical guidance is offered on the key points to watch out for, best practice and advice for clients:
1. SDLT and leases
Most SDLT lease returns are completed wrongly and clients are not told about the need to file further returns. How to get it right first time.
2. Dealing with the CPSE enquiries
These are often as important as the legal title but are often dealt with badly. What should you look out for?
3. Break Notices
The recent M&S Supreme Court case shows how contentious the operation of break clauses can be- what are the tips and traps for operating a break clause?
4. Capital allowances
What exactly should you tell a client and what do you need to watch out for?
5. AGA SAGAs and Landlord’s consent to dealings
Following the Tindall Cobham case - is it all settled and what are the rules?
6. Energy - EPC. CRC. solar panels
How important are these issues and what should you look out for?
7. Dealing with rights to light
Possibly as problematic as planning permission for a developer, but difficult to define. What are the principles? The Law Commission proposals
8. Statutory - Fire/ asbestos
Again, often overlooked but breach of duty can result in criminal liabilities. What are the current regimes for these essential safety issues?
9. Title indemnity insurance
Few solicitors comply with their FSA requirements or explain the limits to clients
What are the hot topics - office to resi, use classes changes, CIL and other planning points