Real Estate Breakfast Seminars

The Dispute Resolution team will be running a series of Quarterly Real Estate Breakfast seminars, each focusing on a key sector in the Real Estate market

The second of the four seminars will take place on Wednesday 11 September, this time focusing on offices. 

It seems inevitable that the trend for flexible office solutions and co-working space is here to stay – but can existing landlord and tenant law and traditional lease structures cope?

In this seminar, we will consider the issues and challenges posed by the current law and traditional lease covenants in the face of increasingly flexible use of office space. Questions we will address include:

  • Do traditional alienation, space sharing and landlord’s consent covenants fit with the co-working model?
  • How do landlords and tenants strike the right balance between flexibility for the occupier and certainty for the owner and what risks are posed by the potential for implied leases and statutory protection under the 1954 Act?
  • Does the Use Classes planning regime have the ability to adapt to the flexible requirements of occupiers?
  • How will future legal agreements address the challenges that co-working spaces present to regulated occupiers, including banks, law firms and accountants? and
  • Ever greater volumes of existing office space are being acquired and fitted out by flexible office providers. What challenges and opportunities does this trend present to landlords and tenants at lease expiry, particularly in relation to yielding up obligations and dilapidations claims?

Event details

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Time: 8.00am
Venue: One Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX
Speaker: James Sutherland, Head of Real Estate Disputes

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