Commercial Property Transactions for Support Staff

PLEASE NOTE THIS WEBINAR SERIES HAS STARTED – If you would still like to sign up, the recordings and notes of past events will be made available to you.


Following on from the Residential Conveyancing for Support Staff, and due to demand, this new series of 12 one-hour webinars will explore commonly encountered commercial property transactions.

It is aimed at support staff, paralegals and new recruits to the commercial legal property or estates teams.

The course will explore:

  • A Commercial sale and purchase in outline – acting for the seller – drafting the contract, dealing with commercial enquiries before contract, auditing a registered and unregistered title, –acting for the buyer- due diligence, searches, inspection, survey and valuation, dealing with exchange, completion and registration of title
  • A Commercial lease transaction – acting for landlord and tenant, heads of term, key clauses, an overview of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, management issues and bringing commercial leases to an end.
  • Land Registration Issues – boundaries , notices , restrictions, adverse possession and land management

The course is divided into twelve 60-minute webinars delivered by Ian Quayle who has over 18 years of experience of delivering training courses of this nature as well as many years of experience of undertaking and advising upon commercial property transactions.   

Each webinar is accompanied by extensive notes, there will be opportunities for delegate questions, and each webinar will be recorded.  

This is an ideal opportunity to develop members of staff into new roles assisting colleagues in transactional and property management work.

Webinar 1, 15/11/21 – 11.00-12.00 – Introduction – (This webinar has now taken place, a recording is available)

  • Resources  
  • Types of Commercial Transactions  
  • Comparing and Contrasting residential sale and purchases and commercial property sale and purchases  

Webinar 2, 22/11/21 – 14.15-15.15 – The Commercial Sale and Purchase

  • Searches  
  • Commercial Enquiries before Contract  
  • The Contract and the Standard Commercial Conditions of Sale 3rd Edition 
  • Selling and Buying Commercial Property subject to Occupational Leases  
  • An examination of key cases 

Webinar 3, 29/11/21 – 09.00-10.00 – Title

Reports on Title

  • Identifying the client objective  
  • The content and format of the Report  

Certificates of Title

  • When should Certificates of Title be used  
  • The Content of the Certificate of Title 

Dealing with the Retainer

  • Scoping the retainer  
  • The role of the Commercial Property Lawyers 

Webinar 4, 06/12/21 – 09.00-10.00 – Easements  

  • How are legal and equitable easements created? 
  • How are they protected? 
  • Rights of Way  
  • Rights of Light 
  • An examination of relevant case law

Webinar 5, 13/12/21 – 14.15-15.15 – Covenants

Restrictive Covenants

  • How are restrictive covenants created?  
  • How are restrictive covenants protected? 

Positive Covenants

  • Creating and enforcing positive covenants  
  • Varying and removing restrictive covenants – applications under Section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 to the Land Tribunal. 

Webinar 6, 20/12/21 – 10.00 – 11.00 – Options and Overage


  • Advising and drafting option agreements  
  • Key clauses  
  • Tips and Traps  
  • An examination of relevant case law 


  • What is overage?  
  • Drafting overage provisions  
  • Protecting overage  
  • Calculations and formulae  
  • An examination of relevant case law  

Webinar 7, 10/01/22 –  14.15 – 15.15 – Mixed Use Properties

  • Which process should be used?  
  • Searches, enquiries, and due diligence  
  • Licensing issues  
  • SDLT and other Tax Issues when dealing with mixed use properties  

Webinar 8, 17/01/22 –  14.15 – 15.15 – Commercial Leases 1

  • Licences  
  • Agreements for Lease 
  • Negotiating commercial leases  
  • RICS Model Heads of Terms   

Webinar 9, 24/01/22 – 14.15 – 15.15 – Commercial Leases 2

  • Key clauses in commercial leases 

Webinar 10, 31/01/22 – 14.15- 15.15 – Commercial Leases 3 – Managements Issues

  • Rent and Rent Review  
  • Break Clauses  
  • Surrender and Agreements for Surrender 
  • Vacant Possession  
  • Dilapidations 
  • Tenant default and forfeiture  

Webinar 11, 07/02/22 – 14.15 – 15.15 – Business Lease Renewal – An Outline

  • The application of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954  
  • Negotiating new leases  
  • Interim Rent Applications  
  • Requests for Information  
  • Landlord’s ground for opposition  

Webinar 12, 14/02/22 – 14.15- 15.15 – Taxation

  • Taxation Issues  
  • SDLT  
  • Capital Gains Tax 
  • VAT  
  • The taxation consequences of commercial property transactions  


Thanks to our specialist systems, we are able to provide you with recordings and course materials which allow you to refer back to your training at any time should you wish to do so. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend the live webinar these facilities mean that you don’t have to worry about missing out and you can go about your day, reassured by the knowledge that you can carry out your required training at a time convenient to you. 

A certificate of completion is also provided for delegates booking this event.  

Cost: £ 350 + VAT per person. 

Have an enquiry? Call 07379 134 942 or email [email protected]


Nov 29 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm



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