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Ashfords' Hosts Property Seminars

Ashfords' Property Litigation Team, Paul Dunbar and Yvonne Hills delivered a series of presentations over a three-week period at our London Office.

These seminars focused on, Managing Commercial Property, Procedure Under the Party Wall Act and an Update on the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.

Managing Commercial Property

This seminar introduced commercial property to junior surveyors and others in the property industry. Paul and Yvonne covered the various legal issues relating to successful property management. The seminar covered the latest issues for everyone in the property industry including those looking to invest in or lend on in Commercial Property, those managing Commercial Property and Agents looking to sell, let or acquire Commercial Property. The seminar specifically addressed :

  • Maintaining covenant strength and managing requests for assignments.
  • Service Charges
  • Rent Review
  • Disrepair
  • Non payment of rent
  • Negotiating terms to maximise a return on investment

The seminar also provided an opportunity to network and a question and answer session with our experienced property law specialists.

Procedure Under the Party Wall Act

Paul Dunbar co-ordinated the seminar and led a case study on a Party Wall Dispute, having many years experience on this subject area. We were delighted to have Tom Weekes from Landmark Chambers speaking. Tom reviewed the procedural machinery of the Act and reviewed recent developments in this area

The seminar was attended by a knowledgeable audience of 70 party wall surveyors and the feedback has been very positive. Due to the popularity and success of this seminar, we are running a second event in April to give you and your colleagues another opportunity to attend.

Update on the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954

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Paul Dunbar and Yvonne Hills spoke on grounds for opposing a tenant's request for a new lease, in particular under grounds (f) and (g) of the LTA 1954. They have received a positive feedback and are following up with those who attended. Topics covered included :

  • A review of recent case law relating to Business Tenancies
  • An analysis of the most current issues affecting both landlords and tenants dealing with Business Lease Renewals
  • An examination of tactics available to landlords when seeking to oppose a tenant's request for a new lease
  • A review of tactics available to tenants when their landlord opposes the granting of a new lease

The presentation for the "Update on the Landlord & Tenant 1954" seminar can be viewed here.