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Ten Steps to Mastering Forfeiture of Leases - The Essential Practicalities

This course, by the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Forfeiture of Leases’, identifies clearly and practically the important steps to effective use of forfeiture, and will be invaluable for anyone managing commercial property.

Start Date Venue Price  
6 April 2022 Virtual Seminar    

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Morning Virtual Seminar (2.30 Hours CPD).
Registration from: 09.25. Event starts at: 09.30. Event finishes at: 12.00.

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With forfeiture back on the menu from April 2022, landlords and their advisors need to know how to use it. The logic that if the tenant does not perform the landlord can take the property back continues to have a clear appeal. Forfeiture may be seen as the opportunity to remove the awkward tenant, or it may be the most effective sanction to enforce performance of tenant’s obligations. However, it is an area of law which can be archaic in certain respects, and confusing and technical in others. 


  • Mark Shelton, Commercial Property Management Law Trainer, CPM Law Training Limited and Author of 'A Practical Guide to the Law of Dilapidations' and 'A Practical Guide to Applications for Landlords' Consent and Variation of Leases'


Topics covered will include:


  • Identifying the aim: recovery of possession, or enforcement of lease terms?
  • The do’s and don’ts of not waiving the right to forfeit
  • The indispensable preliminary formalities
  • Who must be served with a section 146 notice?
  • Changing the locks or going to court?
  • Relief from forfeiture – a route through the complexities
  • How soon after forfeiture can a landlord re-let the premises?