Current Property Issues 2018

The Mere Golf and Spa Resort
Chester Road
Mere
Knutsford
Cheshire WA16 6LJ

Date: Thursday 22 Mar 2018

Time: 09.30-17.00

CPD Hours: 6

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KEY SUBJECTS

  • LANDLORD AND TENANT CASE LAW UPDATE
  • DILAPIDATIONS –  PRESSURES, PITFALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  • 10 LEGAL DECISIONS THAT MAKE LIFE DIFFICULT – AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING – THE EFFECTS ON PROPERTY – FUTURE GROWTH OR FUTURE DISASTER?
  • OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLACE – THE GREATER MANCHESTER STRATEGY
  • PLANNING – SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE PLANNING SYSTEM

SPEAKERS

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

Paul Spaven, Partner TFT LLP and Chairman, RICS Dilapidations Forum Steering Group

Suzanne Gill, Partner, Wedlake Bell

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Ian Anderson, Senior Director of Planning, Cushman and Wakefield

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

LANDLORD AND TENANT CASE LAW UPDATE

A practical review of recent commercial property and landlord & tenant cases including:

  • Ground (f) redevelopment – money talks? S Franses v Cavendish Hotel
  • Altering to residential – must you consent? Hautford v Rotrust
  • Handling pre-conditions to licence to assign: TCG v Girdlers
  • Neighbouring rights – a practical approach: Kingsgate v Jordan; Dickinson v Cassillias
  • Serving lease notices – practical lessons from: Oldham v Tanna; Grimes v Essex Farmers;
  • Surrender – how to get it right: Co-op Bank v Hayes Freehold

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

DILAPIDATIONS –  PRESSURES, PITFALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The law of dilapidations used to revolve around case law and statute. It still does, but the world is changing rapidly and there are wider matters to consider; from the Guidance Note and RICS rules on conflict and confidentiality to the impact of sustainability related legislation. This interactive presentation will show you how to achieve the best outcome in dilapidations disputes.

  • RICS Guidance Note, 7th Edition: what has been the impact?
  • RICS DRS Scheme: settling dilapidations swiftly and effectively. Why it isn’t yet the answer…
  • MEES: the dilapidations defences – and do they work?
  • Conflicts of Interest: the new RICS policy and its effect on dilapidations (with examples)
  • Supersession: getting to grips with this undefined concept, using the principles of mitigation and causation (also with examples)
  • Partitions and carpets: how the Riverside Park -v- NHS Estates case clarifies matters
  • The next R22 type issue: here we go again. This time it’s HFCs

Paul Spaven, Partner TFT LLP and Chairman, RICS Dilapidations Forum Steering Group

10 LEGAL DECISIONS THAT MAKE LIFE DIFFICULT – AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

This session will look at legal decisions that almost seem designed to make dealing with commercial property a minefield, and will offer practical tips for spotting, avoiding and dealing with the problems they bring, including:

  • Contracted out leases that do have security of tenure: what to look for, how to handle them
  • Why peaceable re-entry can lead to unexpected problems and how to resolve them
  • Buying an existing lease – when the law does not recognise the new landlord, why and the practical way forward
  • Assignments that work – and those that don’t, in spite of landlord’s consent – when, why and what to do
  • Service of notices: untangling the legal web
  • When disregarding the landlord’s express instructions is essential
  • Commercial tenants and enfranchisement – is it true? Spotting problem buildings, and how to handle them

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

FLEXIBLE WORKING – THE EFFECTS ON PROPERTY – FUTURE GROWTH OR FUTURE DISASTER?

So-called flexible space is 4% of the office stock in central London, and is on the rise throughout the UK. WeWork operate worldwide and institutions like British Land and The Canary Wharf Group are also engaged. Is this the solution for tenants frustrated by FRI leases and landlords keen to let space? This talk will look at:

  • Key terms in typical agreements
  • Opportunities for tenants
  • Risks and challenges for landlords
  • Market impact

Suzanne Gill, Partner, Wedlake Bell

OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLACE – THE GREATER MANCHESTER STRATEGY

By harnessing the strengths of Greater Manchester’s people and places we can create a more inclusive and productive city region where all can succeed. The strategy sets out a number of priorities to achieving our vision of making Greater Manchester one of best places to grow up, get on and grow old. This includes developing:

  • Good jobs, with opportunities for people to progress and develop
  • A thriving and productive economy in all parts of Greater Manchester
  • World-class connectivity that keeps Greater Manchester moving
  • Safe, decent and affordable housing
  • A green city region and a high quality culture and leisure offer for all

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

PLANNING – ‘SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE PLANNING SYSTEM’

Please note this talk will be significantly different from the planning talk given in autumn 2017 in Liverpool.

Despite promises for faster and fairer Planning, the system remains slow and bureaucratic. With further proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and approaches to determining planning applications, this session will pick up on relevant current themes alongside practical advice on approaching development proposals and navigating key elements of planning and permitted development.

  • What is the presumption in favour of sustainable development and how to use it
  • Proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework which promote development
  • The power of new Mayors
  • Permission in Principle: a ‘3rd Way’ to get a planning permission.

Ian Anderson, Senior Director of Planning, Cushman and Wakefield

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