This course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of Commercial Property Law. This comprehensive programme aims to provide a firm grounding in the essential law and practice area.
It will enable more junior staff to give increased support to fee earners, enabling the fee earner to delegate more tasks and thus improve productivity.
The course will also be of benefit to those fee earners moving into a commercial property department for the first time.
An outline of basic conveyancing procedures
- Searches and enquiries
- Contract and completion
- SDLT and registration and Land Registry
Sale and Purchase of Commercial Property
- Standard Commercial Property Conditions
- Standard Forms of Commercial Property Enquiries
- Other searches and enquiries
- Standard Forms of Reports on Title
Planning and other statutory requirements.
- The form and main contents of a typical business lease (by reference to a specimen lease)
Negotiating a commercial lease - the main points to watch out for
- Repairing obligations & schedules of condition
- Rent review
- Service Charges
- User clauses
- Break rights
- Signs, parking, services, shared facllities
The Code of Practice for Commercial Leases
Statutory protection for business tenants; Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 -
- Protection given
- Contracting out
- Procedures for ending and renewing business leases
- Drafting and serving L & T Act 1954 s25 and s26 notices
- Compensation for the tenant
SDLT - Many unhappy returns? Does the client understand the continuing need to submit returns? Client care considerations.