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Lease end repair claims: Changes in practice – Wednesday 26 September

We are pleased to announce the details of our Property Litigation evening seminar and drinks reception on Wednesday 26 September.

Expert speakers, partner and solicitor Simon Hartley, barrister Camilla Lamont and building surveyor David Blackmore, will provide updates regarding lease end repair claims and practical guidance on how to handle them.

You will come away with knowledge of:

  • The use of Company Voluntary Arrangements to reduce or eliminate dilapidations claims
  • Terminal dilapidations insurance for tenants of commercial property and how it has developed over the 12 months since it was introduced
  • The increasing importance of tenants’ dilapidations assessmentsduring lease terms and the lack of consistency in the industry regarding what is meant by an ‘assessment’

The seminar is worth 1.5 hours of CPD.

Background to lease end dilapidations

Most UK commercial leases oblige tenants to remove their alterations and hand back the space decorated and repaired at lease end. These liabilities are increasingly at odds with tenants who desire flexibility regarding their options and certainty concerning their costs. With financial obligations averaging the final years rent and negotiated settlements coming in at half or less of the original landlord’s claim, a lot can be gained or saved by obtaining good advice at the right time.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact our events team:

Event details

Date: Wednesday 26 September

6.00pm – Arrival and welcome drinks
6.30pm – Presentation and panel Q&A
8.00pm – Drinks reception

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

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RSVP: For more information or to request a place, please email our events team: