Service charges are a frequent area for dispute between tenants and their landlords. The emergence of the RICS Professional Statement in 2019 now dictates the standards by which chartered surveyors are expected to adhere, but since they form best practice, they will be seen as the benchmark standard by the courts for everyone involved in the industry. How is the Code working in the marketplace, what lessons should practitioners be reminded of, and what special considerations need to be focused upon due to the disruption caused by a COVID world?
Virtual Seminar (28 January).
The Good, The Bad and The Mandatory
Now that the Code for
Leasing Business Premises has been relaunched as a RICS Professional
Statement, with the prospect of sanctions for non-compliance, it may be
expected that closer attention will be paid to what it says. In this webinar we
look critically at the Code and consider the content that surveyors must comply
Virtual Seminar (2 February).
The financial difficulties that businesses are experiencing as a result of Covid-19 have one upside for occupiers, in the form of the opportunity to put pressure on landlords as to lease terms. This webinar will examine the extent to which landlords can control the issue, and possible routes to a solution via insolvency mechanisms.
Virtual Seminar (25 February).
Covenants restricting development on land are a perennial thorn in the side for developers. They can either restrict development entirely or restrict its extent, and ignoring or breaching them can have far reaching consequences. This webinar will discuss what is the law and practice in dealing with restrictive covenants following the recent Supreme Court case of Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Trust (Respondent) v Housing Solutions Ltd?
Virtual Seminar (22 February).
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 - also PA's, secretaries, accounts personnel, facilities managers, newly qualified and APC candidates.
Virtual Seminar (3 March).