Property Law uk

Maintained by Gary Webber

Business lease renewals

Renewing and terminating commercial leases

Commercial Leases are becoming ever shorter and practitioners are having to cope with the statutory regime governing lease renewal with increasing frequency. The 1954 Act is notoriously complex, having been interpreted, and re-interpreted by the courts - and it has many traps for the unwary. This course considers the law and practice relating to lease renewal and termination under the 1954 Act and focuses on recent developments and the more troublesome areas. The course is aimed primarily at transactional lawyers and does not deal with litigation procedures. Topics covered include:
  • Tenancies within the Act
  • Excluding the Act
  • Termination procedures
  • Opposing renewal
  • The terms of the new lease
Suitable for commercial property practitioners

3 hours CPD

Course leader: Peter Reekie

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Tel: 0207 7487 4662



A Guide to the 1954 Act

This highly practical course includes:
  • Basic concepts (60 mins)
    • Continuation of the tenancy
    • Application of the Act - occupation
    • When the Act does not apply - exceptions
    • Section 25 notices
    • Section 26 requests
    • Termination by the tenant - s27
    • Competent landlord
    • Grounds of opposition to the new tenancy - s30
    • Compensation
  • Section 25 notices, extensions and interim rent - more depth - traps for tenants (60 mins)
  • Contracting out (45 mins)
  • New terms - modernising the lease - how far can you go? (45 mins)
Course level: Basic / intermediate

Course leader: Gary Webber
3.5 hours CPD.