The Liver Building

Termination of Commercial Leases by the Tenant inc vacant property issues


Speaker: Richard Snape

Date: Wednesday 13th November, 2019

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Areas of Law: Company & Commercial; Property

Competencies: B

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4177


An ability to correctly terminate a lease by the tenant is essential, especially in the retail sector in the current market. In addition, landlords need to be aware of statutory requirements and business rate issues whilst the property is empty. The course aims to look at these issues and suggests solutions.

Topics covered include:

  • Exercising break clauses and conditions precedent including recent case law
  • Serving the break notice
  • Options to renew as opposed to breaks
  • Peaceable re-entry and the issues for the landlord
  • Statutory requirements and insurance issues whilst the property is empty
  • Business rates on empty properties including recent case law

Speaker Biographies

Richard Snape has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002. He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors firms and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.


Member £105
Non-member £150
Corporate Member Training Offer 1 Credit
Training Season Ticket Free
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout