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Commercial Property Law and Practice Annual Review

This is an essential update and briefing for everyone involved in commercial property management. Ideal for busy practitioners to stay abreast of law, practice and market trends. This course will keep you on top of the ever-changing commercial property law scene.

Module Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

Recorded: 14/11/2023

Areas covered

Topics to be covered in this seminar include:

  • Rental auctions
  • Unreasonable refusal of consent to assignment (MMI Properties v Shepherd)
  • The test for reasonableness of service charges (Assethold v Adam)
    • Landlord’s conclusive determination of service charges (Sara & Hossein v Blacks Retail)
  • Corrective interpretation (English Rose Estates v Menon)
    • Landlord’s liability to neighbour for change of use (Dunward Properties v Isaac)
    • Meaning of ‘live/work’ (AHGR v Kane-Laverack)
  • Unlawful eviction and informal occupation (Corporate Spec v Milton)
  • Forfeiture and breach of condition (Avondale Park v Miss Delaney, Chug v Dhaliwal)
  • Protected rent debt and the Coronavirus arbitration scheme (Martin’s Commercial v Cineworld Cinemas Holdings)
    • Mental health moratorium (Kaye v Lees)
    • Part 26A restructuring (Fitness First)
  • Property interest transferred by email signature (Hudson v Hathaway)
  • Treatment of rent-free periods on lease renewal
    • Contracting-out (Pretoria Energy v Blankney Estates)
    • Landlord’s intention to redevelop (Man Ltd v Back Inn Time Diner, GM Motoring Solutions v Williams)
    • Break clause inserted at lease renewal (B&M Retail v HSBC Pension Trust)
  • Wrongly addressed break notice (Thomas v Turner)
  • Party Walls Act (Power v Shah)
  • Modification of restrictive covenants (44 Knights Hill Aldridge)
    • Interpretation of restrictive covenant (McDonagh v Reeve)
  • Knotweed nuisance (Davies v Bridgend)
    • Nuisance by overlooking (Fearn v Tate Gallery)


  • 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'