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An Introduction to Commercial Landlord and Tenant

The Practicalities of the Property Administrators Role. 

Commercial leases are the foundation and essence of property management. Anyone who works in this area needs to be familiar with what they say, what they mean, and how to work them. In this course we explain the key commercial terms of a commercial lease, and focus on the problems the attending delegates have encountered. It is ideal for administrators who have not been trained in the nuances of property - administrators, PA's, secretaries, accounts personnel, facilities managers, newly qualified and APC candidates.

Date Venue Price  
1 November 2017 Strand Palace Hotel, London    

Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (5 hours CPD) (Lunch Included).
Registration from: 09:30. Event starts at: 09:55. Event finishes at: 16:30.

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Professional staff have been under increasing demands for their time, to make savings, and service more clients. One attractive option is to delegate more of the routine management tasks to support and junior staff. For that to work it is vital that the technical and support staff should be a 'safe pair of hands' with a sound understanding of commercial property leases, the basics of property law, and the procedures that must be followed in order for such delegation to be successful.

This event gives you the chance to go through your own problem scenarios that you are faced with in your working life. Problem scenarios are to be submitted in advance.

This course will be of particular benefit to property administrators, secretaries, PA'S, accounts personnel, facilities managers, graduate surveyors on APC and all staff who would like more of an understanding of commercial property matters.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of a lease, by contrast with a licence to occupy, and identify different types of tenancy
  • Become familiar with the business security of tenure regime in outline, and be able to recognise when occupation falls outside that regime
  • Gain an understanding of the nature and meaning of repairing obligations under commercial leases, and methods of enforcement of those obligations
  • Discuss the financial obligations of a lease (rent, service charge and VAT) and remedies available to landlords to enforce payment
  • Discuss the other main commercial terms of a lease, including alienation and alterations

Previous attendees thought:

"A very well balanced course in terms of content and details as a property officer who regularly deals with tenancy issues I have found this course has given me confidence to look to their lease"

"I am very happy that I attended this course. It was a great opportunity to meet interesting people and learn something hear/extend my knowledge"


  • Mark Shelton, Commercial Property Management Law Trainer, CPM Law Training Limited and Author of The Lease Guide website
  • Claire Bramhall, Accounts, Digital Glue


Session 1
Tailoring the course to you
  • Most stressful experience to date?
  • When have you felt out of your depth?
  • What has puzzled you?
  • What is Commercial Property Management?
  • How to make money for Commercial Property

Session 2

  • Types of tenancy
  • A typical lease
  • Full repairing & insuring lease
  • Security of tenure – Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

Session 3

  • Paying rent
  • Recovery of arrears
  • Service charges

Session 4

  • Repairing responsibilities
  • Disrepair
  • Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938

Session 5

  • Restriction on assignment and subletting
  • Restrictions on use
  • Alterations and improvements

Session 6

  • Lease terminations and vacant property issues
  • Waiver of right to forfeit
  • Avoiding being trapped into accepting a surrender
  • Break options

Session 7 - Discussion of problem scenarios

Question and Answer Session