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Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law: One day workshop

The law of landlord and tenant is central to the work of all professionals dealing with commercial property. This day workshop provides a means by which practitioners, who need to refresh their knowledge, and APC candidates can get themselves up to speed. Delivery is through lectures, interactive discussions, case studies and the provision of detailed notes with guidance to further reading.

The morning session covers the general law of landlord and includes:

  • the distinction between a lease and a licence
  • the negotiation of leases
  • the major lease terms – disposition, user, alterations, repairs and service charges, rent and rent review
  • remedies for breach of covenant
  • the termination of leases including break clauses

The afternoon session covers statutory lease renewals and rent reviews:

  • introduction to Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • qualifying tenancies
  • termination and renewal
  • opposing renewal
  • the new lease
  • the key elements of commercial rent reviews
  • the operation of a review
  • the valuation parameters
  • dispute resolution

Sandi Murdoch is a well known contributor to the understanding of landlord and tenant law by RICS members and other property professionals. She spent her academic career at the University of Reading in the Schools of Law and Real Estate and Planning. She has published extensively and contributed to and edited the Estates Gazette Legal Notes for more than 30 years.

*£240 to include lunch; morning only or afternoon only, £125.00

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Sandi Murdoch LLB LLM, Honorary Fellow, University of Reading


Hockley Golf Club, Twyford SO21 1PL


Wednesday 3 April 2019, 9:20am–5:10pm

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