The Liver Building

2021 Commercial Property Conference


Speaker: Various

Date: Thursday 7th October, 2021

Time: 09:30 - 15:15

Areas of Law: Company & Commercial; Property


Course Code: S4584


Can’t make the date/time? No problem, booking onto this event means you will receive a link to access a recording of the event at your leisure! The link will be sent within approx 72hrs of live broadcast & be available for approx. 3 months, to view as many times as you wish.

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Welcome & introduction

Commercial Leases in 2021 ~ Bill Chandler, Hill Dickinson

  • The legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Contracting out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Recent cases on service charges, break clauses etc
  • … and lots more!

HM Land Registry Update ~ Leanne Wright, Land Registry

  • HMLR Digital Transformation including e-signatures and ID verification
  • Local Land Charges – Service and migration update

comfort break

SDLT Half-hour Masterclass ~ Bill Chandler

  • Agreements for lease
  • Overlap relief
  • Manual NPV calculations

Commercial Properties, a Focus on Flood Risk 2021: getting the   analysis right ~ Mark Taylor, Channel Manager, Landmark Information Group

  • What’s the significance of flood risk in the commercial sector?
  • Advice from the Law Society Flood Practice Note (2020) on commercial property transactions
  • Assessment – what does that mean? Understanding the levels of analysis
  • What you should expect from your assessment in delivering good due diligence

comfort break

Commonhold and Mixed Use Developments ~ Ian Quayle, IQ Training

Exploring the potential re-launch of commonhold and the potential for use in mixed use schemes. As well as providing an explanation of some of the basic principles of commonhold schemes this presentation will focus on new mixed use schemes and the potential for converting existing schemes

  • A quick reminder what is commonhold
  • A commonhold case study
  1. Why might commonhold work on mixed use schemes and developments – the residential angle ?
  2. The advantages of commonhold – the commercial angle
  • What does the future hold ? Is commonhold viable ?

Topical VAT issues for commercial property ~ Jenni Christy, Grant Thornton

  • Revenue & Customs Brief 12/20 – HMRC’s current stance on termination payments and compensation (including dilapidations)
  • Reverse charge – changes to VAT obligations for construction and building works

Tips & Traps on Commercial Reports on Title ~ Ian Quayle

Exploring some of the common problems encountered when preparing Reports on Title. Issues examined will include

  • Structuring the Report
  • Limiting liability and consistency with scoping
  • Dealing with client objective
  • The Duty to explain
  • Problem areas
  • An examination of relevant case law

summary & thanks

Speaker Biographies

Bill Chandler is the professional support lawyer to Hill Dickinson’s national property team, providing technical legal support to the team and its clients.  Bill has presented at over 200 conferences and seminars and has been a regular speaker at the Commercial Property Conference since 2008.  Prior to assuming his present role in 2007, Bill was a partner in the property team with over 10 years’ transactional experience acting for retailers, developers and others on all aspects of commercial property work

Jenni Christy is a Chartered Tax Advisor and VAT specialist, advising on issues and opportunities for clients within a wide range of sectors, including professional practices, property and construction, leisure, and healthcare.  Jenni advises on all aspects of VAT, including property transactions, business acquisitions and disposals, VAT registration and compliance, and partial exemption. She is also a member of VAT & Duties sub-committee of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Mark Taylor – Channel Manager, has been with Landmark Information Group for over 10 years. He is both an experienced consultant as well as heading the Landmark legal channel partner team. His knowledge of risk reporting has helped him develop relationships across multiple sectors including legal, SIPPs, investment management and planning. Mark specialises in flood risk but is also an associate environmental auditor with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Ian Quayle qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for 12 years specialising in property law matters generally including residential development work, commercial acquisitions and disposals. Since 1998 he worked in house and as a consultant for national house builders and national and international property developers advising on all aspects of property, landlord and tenant, transactional and management issues.

Leanne Wright is a Customer Delivery Manager with HM Land Registry Local Land Charges Programme.  She is an experienced Account Manager working with Conveyancers, Search Intermediaries and other customers of HM Land Registry.  Leanne was involved with the rollout of Electronic Document Registration to Portal and Business Gateway customers.  Leanne is now working with external stakeholders to ensure HMLR customers are prepared for the change over to the new Local Land Charges service.


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