Commercial Property Law Training

Our commercial property training courses are essential for investors, surveyors, local authorities, landlords, landowners, retail occupiers and property managers and provide a clear and comprehensive overview of key areas of law, whether for general estate management or with a view to avoiding or dealing with property disputes.

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Our commercial property specialists can provide expert training sessions on a range of issues tailored to your specific needs.  Take a look at the courses we have available and feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

We also offer a range of courses in Scottish Property Law »

We can offer practical guidance on the following topics:

  • Boundary disputes: From initial analysis to settlement
  • Breaking bad: Legal and practical tips for dealing with notoriously difficult break options
  • Dilapidations for surveyors: When do you need a lawyer?
  • Landlords' remedies: From old favourite forfeiture to modern CRAR
  • Party Walls: An introduction
  • Property issues for retailers
  • Protecting your estate: A whistle-stop tour of risks for owners of large estates
  • Restrictive covenants: Are you restricted?
  • Security of tenure : All the fun of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • Tenant insolvency for landlords

For more detail about each course please see below.  If you would like to arrange a training session or discuss your specific requirements in more detail please get in touch »

Boundary disputes: From initial analysis to settlement

An essential overview of the process of establishing precise locations of boundaries for property investors, owners of large portfolios, local authorities, and surveyors/property managers. This session also delves into the difficulties that can arise and offers best practice advice in how to avoid them.  The overlap with the law of adverse possession is also explored.

Breaking bad: Legal and practical tips for dealing with notoriously difficult break options

This session for landlords, tenants and surveyors provides an analysis of recent cases, highlighting the pitfalls to avoid and tactics to adopt when dealing with break options.  A hot topic after some high profile appeal court decisions in recent years.

Dilapidations for surveyors: When do you need a lawyer?

This session is specifically tailored for surveyors and property managers and provides a comprehensive overview of dilapidations disputes including what a lawyer can bring to the table and the tactical use of Part 36.

Landlords' remedies: From old favourite forfeiture to modern CRAR

A tour of the various remedies available to landlords for non-payment of rent as well as breaches of other covenants, including the new remedy of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery which has replaced Distress.

Party walls: An introduction

For property managers, surveyors and developers, an introduction to the workings of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and consideration of when you could need legal advice.

Property issues for retailers

This session looks at a range of property issues relevant to retail occupiers, including break options, competition law, guaranteeing assignments and relevant case law on 1954 Act issues.

Protecting your estate: A whistle-stop tour of risks for owners of large estates

We cover a range of issues including the importance of voluntary first registration for unregistered land and minimising the risk of losing land to adverse possession or inadvertently allowing third party rights (such as easements) to become established.

Restrictive covenants: Are you restricted?

This session explains how to identify (a) whether a covenant is positive or restrictive and (b) whether it is binding.  It also discusses the concepts of assignment and annexation and considers how restrictive covenants can be discharged by application to the Lands Tribunal.

Security of tenure – all the fun of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

A detailed overview of the security of tenure regime, considering amongst other things lease / licence distinction, contracting out of the 1954 Act, opposing the grant of a renewal lease, interim rent, timing and tactics.

Tenant insolvency for landlords

An overview of the impact of insolvency on a tenant’s obligations, with practical examples considering liquidation and administration.

We also offer a range of courses in Scottish Property Law »

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