Annual Property Conference 2022

Date: Friday 01st Jul 2022   Time: 12:30 pm  - 4:30 pm
Location:  The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS
Cost: £75   CPD: 4

Join us for our Annual Property Conference from 12:30pm Friday 1 July 2022 at the fabulous Grand Hotel, Birmingham.

This year, our team will be providing in-depth guidance on commercial leases, both generally and in the context of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Our speakers will be applying their substantial experience in this area to give their perspectives on the best practice and tactics to use when matters become contentious.

Attracting 4 hours of CPD, the conference will feature talks from five of our specialist practitioners, who will also provide detailed notes to attendees. The matter will conclude with a Q&A session, and we encourage attendees to consider questions in advance for the panel.

We are delighted to announce that His Honour Judge Murch will present the Keynote Address.

Leasehold Interpretation

Martin Langston will be reviewing guiding principles for contractual interpretation in a leasehold context including: the principles engaged in interpreting leases, as well as considering issues that arise in the interpretation of contractual and statutory notices.


Eloise Marriott considers the protection offered by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. She will be focusing on those more unusual circumstances where parties need to be alive to possible 1954 Act protection, and where landlords and tenants may unexpectedly find themselves bound up in a 1954 Act lease. This will include agreements for leases (including following settlements of litigation), equitable leases and leases of incorporeal hereditaments.

Service of Notices

Anya Newman will take a detailed look at the rules of service, examining some of the common pitfalls that clients come across when trying to end or extend a lease, how to avoid them and what arguments can be deployed when it might appear that a client has made a mistake as to service.

Termination & Renewals

In the final session, Michelle Caney and David Nuttall will be working through a contested lease renewal case study. The case will involve common issues, along with some more unusual problems, which will also aim to draw together some of the issues and topics raised by the other speakers.

David will focus on the landlord’s side, and will be considering:

– Steps for ending the lease;

– Possible arguments that the 54 Act does not apply, or that the tenant is not entitled to renew;

– Hostile s25 Notices and making out the Grounds;

– Tactical considerations about “getting in first”

Michelle will be responding on behalf of the tenant, looking at the following:

– Arguing for 54 Act protection in circumstances where the landlord did not anticipate it applying;

– Timings generally and the s26 Notice;

– Defending against the Grounds;

– Terms of the new lease

David and Michelle will then, in a joint talk, work through the Court procedure along with the best tactics for a beneficial outcome.

We look forward to welcoming you in person.

To book your place please email

Date: Friday 01st Jul 2022  
Time: 12:30 pm  - 4:30 pm
Location:  The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS
Cost: £75   CPD: 4