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Complex Lease Terms - latest trends in commercial property leases

Introducing a recorded online series of briefings led by specialists from Lester Aldridge:

  • Claire Long, Partner in Real Estate Team, Lester Aldridge
  • Lana Farrell, Senior Associate Solicitor, Lester Aldridge

This series of recorded briefings examine the very real challenges in the current commercial property lease market.  It looks at common pitfalls in the initial negotiation of Heads of Terms from both a landlord’s and tenant’s standpoint, including negotiation and drafting taking into consideration the very real implications that COVID-19 has had so far on the drafting of leases. The challenges are there for all to see and lease negotiation is complex at the best of times – this recorded online series of briefings takes you through what’s happening in the commercial property market space, review the latest on the detailed Code for Leasing Business Premises in England and Wales 2019 and provide detailed analysis on what can and cannot be achieved in break clauses.


  • Heads of Terms: what can and should be agreed by agent and tenant in the current market
  • Review of the Lease Code
  • Length of leases and security of tenure
  • Tips on what to do during the lease and rent review negotiation process – avoiding the usual pitfalls
  • Break clauses, including aspects relating to alienation provisions
  • The impact of COVID-19 on commercial leases

Sign up for this series and receive the following:

  • Four detailed sessions full of hard facts, legal content, policy update and expert interpretation on:
    • What the agents and their principals should sort out before passing the agreed terms to a solicitor
    • Update on the Lease Code
    • Length of leases and Security of Tenure – what’s acceptable and what’s not in the current market including striking the right balance from both the landlords’ and the tenants’ perspectives
    • Break clauses – arguably far more important now than ever
    • Rent review clauses – the different types of rent review that parties may now be considering
    • Rights to assign, underlet and share provisions
    • Service charge provisions
    • Uninsured Risks
    • Energy efficiency standards compliance​

Pricing and how to register

Fees for the 4-part course: £299 + VAT. Click here to register. 

About the series

Practical and relevant, this recorded online series covers the latest thinking and trends in lease terms – what’s happening in the market, what’s being negotiated, what’s being drafted now and the likely look of leases in the future taking into consideration external market forces.  It covers what’s being agreed and what’s being rejected.

The series is designed for commercial property investors, tenants, landlords, owners, occupiers, developers, surveyors, legal advisors, those involved in the drafting of commercial leases and consultants to the sector.


For a full breakdown of each session please click here.

Session 1: Heads of Terms, length of leases and the Lease Code
Session 2: Break clauses and Rent Review
Session 3: Alienation & Energy efficiency standards
Session 4: Uninsured damage & Service Charges