Three Tricky Areas in Commercial Leases – LIVE Webinar

Date & Time

14th December 2020 | LIVE Webinar | 2-5pm


£100 + VAT (£120) members; £120 + VAT (£144) non members


Three Tricky Areas in Commercial Leases - LIVE Webinar

The course aims to look at three commonplace but tricky areas in relation to commercial leases, and to look at problems and their solutions.  Topics covered include:

  • Alienation covenants and Licences to Assign: Inadvertently granting a licence
  • Reasonableness of refusal of consent to assignment, especially in the light of the Supreme Court decision in Sequent v Rotrust (2019)
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax and Rent, pitfalls in relation to assignment and the duration
  • SDLT on holding over and some of the pitfalls
  • SDLT and break clauses and whether an option might be more desirable
  • Meaning of repairing covenants as opposed to renewals and improvements, especially in the light of the Blue Manchester v North West Ground Rents (2019)
  • Repairing covenants and limitations on damages under S 18 Landlord and Tenant Act 1927

Richard Snape has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002.   He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors’ firms and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies.  His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.