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On Demand

Welcome to CPT Events On Demand and E Learning Modules. 

These modules are short recorded sessions which can be viewed up to 3 times. They will enable you to claim 1 - 2.5 hours of CPD. Notes and slides are provided with all modules. Download a help guide for viewing modules here.

Interim Rents

An often overlooked aspect of lease renewal practice, the rules on interim rent present some opportunities for marginal gains which can be significant across a portfolio of properties.The rules are now so complex that they are little understood, and this module identifies clearly the opportunities for making best use of them.

Module Duration: 25 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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Removing Trespassers from Commercial Property

Occupation of commercial property by squatters is a recurring and expensive problem, whether it’s an open site invaded by travellers, or a vacant retail unit occupied by illegal traders.

Module Duration: 18 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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Receiving a Section 17 Notice

When former tenants or guarantors receive a notice under s17, it is not just a matter of paying up. There may be reasons to challenge the validity of the notice, and tactical considerations surrounding a challenge. There may be the possibility of recourse against third parties.

Module Duration: 31 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Getting Contractual Notices Right

Service of a notice is supposed to be a simple step bringing clarity and certainty into contractual relations. As a formal procedure, though, it has to be got right, and the law reports have literally hundreds of cases demonstrating the variety of ways in which it can be got wrong. A notice must be served on (and by) the right person, and at the right address. It must be served by the appropriate method, and in accordance with any time limit. And it must say the right thing. This module considers each of these areas, considering the rules as to calculation of time periods, deemed service and the various postal service options, and whether service requirements are mandatory or permissive.

Module Duration: 37 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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L&T 1954 Act Notices

The 1954 Act can look like a lawyers’ cash-generator, with its highly technical and complex procedures. If you know how the termination procedures and the various types of notice fit together, then you’re ahead of the game both as regards knowing what actions are available and when solicitors should be consulted, and as regards asking the right questions when you do.

Module Duration: 27 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Escaping Lease Commitments

When it has become unprofitable to trade from a property, maybe because it is over-rented, how can tenants get out? They can market the premises, but may have to grant some form of rent subsidy, which may be unacceptable to the landlord. This module will consider the extent to which landlords can control the issue, as well as what happens when the tenant simply vacates the premises, also possible routes to a solution via insolvency mechanisms.

Module Duration: 36 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Documenting Short Term Occupation

Average letting terms continue to shrink, and short, flexible lettings remain the order of the day. Landlords often require to be supplied with ‘foolproof’ standard agreements, or at least to have lettings tied up and documented at minimal expense. There are traps for both landlords and tenants, and you need to know how to identify the most reliable option.

Module Duration: 31 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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Parking Rights

Rights to park are an essential part of modern life, and have significant value in their own right. Nevertheless the law has struggled to identify the nature of parking rights. This module will review the present position, as well as considering the practical issues which arise in relation to parking.

Module Duration: 36 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Tenant's Alterations

The ability to carry out alterations can be of crucial importance to occupiers, while for landlords the ability to control the physical shape of their investment may have significant impact on value. The statutory regimes governing this area of law are not as well-known as they should be, and an well-informed surveyor is in a position to add value and stand out from the crowd. This module gives a full overview of the applicable law.

Module Duration: 30 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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Break Clauses and Break Notices

Missing an opportunity to break a lease is one of the commercial property world's more expensive errors.There may be problems with getting the parties wrong, not serving at the right time, or failing to satisfy conditions. This module explores those and other pitfalls.

Module Duration: 30 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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Basics of Rent Review

For the general practitioner, or for the more junior surveyor, the world of rent review can often appear baffling, with obscure arguments about the hypothetical lease, aggregate lettings, special bidders and so forth. But it’s a topic which can be of crucial importance to clients, and an area in which very limited rights of appeal from third party decisions means that it’s vital to get it right first time. This module introduces the main aspects of the subject in a clear and straightforward way.

Module Duration: 28 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Vacant Property

An unoccupied property means more than a break in the income stream; it has potential to become a significant cost too. Landlord clients may not anticipate all the problems, and are likely to have a variety of questions, some of them urgent. This module provides the answers.

Module Duration: 32 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Consent to Assign and Sublet

The module will cover best practice in applying for landlord’s consent under commercial leases, and in dealing with applications. The inevitable focus on what is or is not reasonable on the landlord’s part can obscure practical aspects which have an important influence on the outcome. Whether or not a disputed application ends up in court, going about things the wrong way can seriously undermine your negotiating position. The Alienation Protocol published in 2015 has served to underline the lessons of caselaw in some respects, and the module will examine the Protocol as well as considering what formal requirements might apply, and the conduct of applications more widely.

Module Duration: 32 minutes

Price £30

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Landlord Works and Quiet Enjoyment

 A potential source of damaging conflict between landlord and tenant is the landlord carrying out works to the property while the tenant remains in occupation. There are a number of legal challenges open to the tenant, either to prevent or halt the works by means of an injunction, or to obtain substantial compensation from the landlord. The grounds for challenge are not always obvious, but where the works are anticipated in advance of the lease being granted, there is much that the landlord and its advisors can do to limit the risk. This module considers the options open to the tenant, and what approach the prudent landlord should take to minimise conflict.

Module Duration: 31 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
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Conduct of Applications for Consent to Assign or Sub-let

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 imposes well-known duties on landlords when considering whether to permit an assignment or a sub-letting, and landlords are rightly apprehensive of falling foul of a damages claim as a result. There is a tension between the landlord’s attempts to impose control through the terms of the lease, and the assistance given to tenants by statute and decided cases, and attention understandably focuses on what a court will consider to be reasonable. It is not only the landlord’s answer which matters, but also the process of getting there, and the lessons from protocol and from caselaw are of great importance.

Module Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

Price £40

1½ CPD
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Short-Term and Flexible Occupation

Even before the coronavirus outbreak, occupiers were increasingly demanding shorter leases and more flexible terms of occupation. Flexible office accommodation, and retail pop-ups and other short-term arrangements have become a fact of life. The aftermath of Covid-19 is likely to accelerate the trend. At the same time, landlords needing to regularise informal occupation are looking for reliable, inexpensive solutions. There is pressure to keep transaction costs down, and to avoid going over the top with lengthy, formal, legal arrangements. Licences to occupy and tenancies at will are often used to document short periods of occupation quickly and cheaply. Very different considerations apply to each, and it is essential to have a thorough familiarity with the issues when agreeing with your client how to go about things.

Module Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Price £40

1½ CPD
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Conduct of Applications for Licence to Alter

An application for licence to alter may appear less pressing than an application for licence to assign. The tenant has no remedy based upon failure to make a decision within a reasonable time, as there is no general duty on landlords to do so. Well-advised tenants, however, will know the legislative mechanism for making time run against the landlord, and for getting the consent they want where the landlord’s objections are unreasonable. For the landlord, documenting consent involves issues which if not addressed can create problems which may only emerge at the end of the lease, and which can have serious financial implications.

Module Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

Price £40

1½ CPD
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Dilapidations: The Essentials in Two Hours

Dilapidations is a subject area which never goes away: in times of boom or bust, landlords need to maintain the value of their investment, and tenants need to restrict the impact of claims to ensure the landlord recovers no more than is properly due.

Getting to the best outcome is not just a matter of understanding and applying the law and procedure. The wider context and commercial objectives of the parties can be the key. Does the landlord have a buyer or a new letting lined up? How does that impact the calculation of the claim, and should the landlord structure the new transaction accordingly? What if a sitting sub-tenant intends to renew their lease? And what does the landlord really want?

Module Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

Price £50

2½ CPD
hours
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Agreeing Rent Concessions - Surviving COVID-19 & Beyond

The Covid-19 crisis and the effects of lockdown have seen landlords and tenants agreeing rent concessions of various kinds to keep tenants’ businesses afloat. The concern is that in the rush to get something documented, the risks and pitfalls may not have been completely appreciated. This webinar addresses the issues in a practical way.


Module Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes


Price £40

1½ CPD
hours
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Lifting of The CV19 Restrictions - The Rent Arrears Problem

This one hour seminar will explore the limitations of CRAR, forfeiture, the recovery of rent arrears and finding strategies for both landlord and tenants to end such protections. 

Module Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes


Price £40

1 CPD
hours
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Rent Review and Lease Renewal - Session 1

The course will give an overview of procedures and look at recurrent issues such as whether the hypothetical lease should include a break option; what should be the assumed length of term and whether a ‘headline rent’ is effectively excluded. The course will look with particular reference to the increasingly well-used PACT scheme. This event will run as two virtual sessions of approximately three hours in length and will include comfort breaks.

Module Duration: 2 hours 56 minutes


Price £75

2½ CPD
hours
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Rent Review and Lease Renewal - Session 2

The course will give an overview of procedures and look at recurrent issues such as whether the hypothetical lease should include a break option; what should be the assumed length of term and whether a ‘headline rent’ is effectively excluded. The course will look with particular reference to the increasingly well-used PACT scheme. This event will run as two virtual sessions of approximately three hours in length and will include comfort breaks.

Module Duration: 2 hours 53 minutes


Price £75

2½ CPD
hours
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The Rent Debt Burden

When restrictions for the recovery of rent arrears are lifted, many tenants face serious hurdles, especially in the retail and hospitality sectors. This one hour seminar recording will examine many of these issues, including early lease termination, insolvency and many more.

Module Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

Price £40

1 CPD
hour
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Service Charge Practice in 2021

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?

Module Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes

Price £75

3 CPD
hours
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RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises

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 with.  

Module Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Price £40

1 CPD
hour
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Restrictive Covenants: Ignore At Your Peril

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?

Module Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Price £55

1¾ CPD
hours
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Escaping Lease Commitments

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.

Module Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

Price £50

1½ CPD
hours
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Understanding Commercial Property Management 2021 - Session 1

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.

Module Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes

Price £75

2 CPD
hours
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Understanding Commercial Property Management 2021 - Session 2

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.

Module Duration: 2 hours 17 minutes

Price £75

2 CPD
hours
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CPO Talking Heads: April

Delivering Best Practice in CPO Work

This event runs as an informal discussion with a small panel of leading and informed practitioners extracting the nuances from the monthly topic. They discuss practical issues that arise, with participants in the meeting being encouraged to listen, join in, ask questions and share comments

Please note there are no slides accompanying this recording. 

Module Duration: 1 hour 0 minutes


Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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Forfeiture of Leases - The Ultimate Reset for 2021

This course, by the author of ‘A Practical Guide to Forfeiture of Leases’ outlines the procedures and problems clearly and practically, and will be useful for anyone managing commercial property.

Module Duration: 2 hours 16 minutes


Price £50

2 CPD
hours
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Dilapidations is Coming Back - Be Prepared

This webinar considers the issues of dilapidations in the present economic climate. The lifting of restrictions on landlords’ remedies during the pandemic is on the horizon, and available methods of enforcement will be dusted off. Landlords will want to be sure they are not missing any tricks in maximising end-of-term settlements, while tenants will want to be well prepared for potential claims at lease expiry. 

Module Duration: 3 hours 1 minute


Price £75

3 CPD
hours
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Commercial Property Law and Practice Annual Review

This is a newsworthy update and briefing for everyone involved in commercial property management. Ideal for busy practitioners to stay abreast of law, practice and market trends.

Module Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes


Price £50

1½ CPD
hours
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