Friday 2 July 2010

Landlords' legal disputes resolved in law firm's seminar series

A Leading West Midlands legal firm has announced two more workshops to help managing agents and commercial property landlords and tenants to protect themselves in these difficult economic times.

Higgs & Sons says the new events – September 22 and November 17 – are being held following a high demand for a recent workshop.

The Tenancies in Troubled Times workshops are designed to assist agents, landlords and tenants through the legal minefield that leasing a property can involve.

Nyree Applegarth, of Higgs & Sons’ dispute resolution team, said the workshops had been organised in response to the issues landlords and tenants face in the current difficult economic climate.

Nyree said: “Landlord and tenant law is a constantly shifting area and we recognised the need to keep people involved in property up to date on the latest practical information, legal judgments and case law. These events are aimed at property managers, developers, leasing agents, landlords and tenants and anyone working within real estate.

“The workshops are addressing a range of common concerns that regularly come to the attention of our dispute resolution team,” she added.

The September 22nd workshop will focus on disclaimers of leases and rent deposits, taking into account who can disclaim a lease and what limits and procedures are necessary, the effect of such action on third parties, how a rent deposit can be held and when a landlord can keep a deposit as a result of the tenant becoming insolvent.

In November, the focus will be on a case study looking at assignments of leases and dilapidations claims when a tenant has become insolvent, and will take into account whether claims can be pursued and whether the landlord has to agree to the assignment of a lease.

Each session runs from 8.15am until 9.45am and is free of charge and includes refreshments.

To reserve a place, email or call 01384 327260.

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