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On Demand Events and Learning modules for Property Professionals

Welcome to CPT Events On Demand. These modules are short sessions that range up to 150 minutes, after you have purchased a module it can be viewed up to 3 times. They will also enable you to claim 1 - 2.5 hours of CPD. Notes are provided with all modules.

Dilapidations - preparation and negotiation

Tenants tend to want to minimise their costs and delay any building works. Meanwhile, landlords want to protect their building as an asset during the lease, and at expiry, want to extract a robust dilapidation claim wherever possible. The scene is set for a landlord and tenant battle.

Module Duration: 16 minutes

Price £30

1 CPD
hour
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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
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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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
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
hour
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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
hour
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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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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
hours
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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
hours
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Commercial Property Management - Update Spring 2020

This webinar rounds up recent significant developments in commercial property management matters and considers the practical implications. It is aimed at all those advising on the management of commercial property, whether their client base is predominantly investors and developers, or occupiers.

Module Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes

Price £40

1½ CPD
hours
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Forfeiture of Commercial Leases - The Essentials in Two Hours

Forfeiture is a landlord’s remedy for all types of tenant default which dates back centuries. With the passage of time the law has become complex, even absurd, and it can be unpredictable in its operation. On the other hand, it can be a quick, cheap and effective way of either recovering possession, or persuading a defaulting tenant to comply with its obligations. For some kinds of tenant default it is really the only effective course of action.


Module Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes


Price £50

2½ CPD
hours
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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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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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