Commercial Property Leasing Masterclass

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Hilton London Tower Bridge

Tooley Street



United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
The 1-day intensive Property Leasing Masterclass is designed to help you reduce costs and effectively understand commercial leasing.

About this Event

The course is perfect if you have a responsibility and strategic influence for managing an organisation’s operational leasehold properties such as offices, warehousing, manufacturing, retail and leisure premises or for the senior professional that needs to manage external property consultants.

The course will provide each attendee with 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The 1-day intensive course will offer you an insight into how to:

  • Effectively manage your organisation’s operational leasehold properties
  • Reduce fixed rental costs
  • Add value through creative strategies
  • Mitigate business risk through effective strategic planning
  • Fully understand the property leasing process

Attending this course will allow you to:

  • Have a solid understanding of commercial lease agreements and how they strategically affect your organisation
  • Understand the lease acquisition process from initial search through to final completion
  • Demystify the property jargon
  • Understand which commercial agreements are most relevant to your organisation and in what scenario
  • Be able to objectively consider and devise a property strategy to help deliver your organisation’s wider goals
  • Understand the main methods and tools for adding value and mitigating risk
  • Identify the key professionals required to complete a successful commercial lease transaction and the roles that they play
  • Understand how to effectively select, vet, appoint and manage external suppliers associated with acquiring and maintaining a commercial lease
  • Understand the principle Heads of Terms document of a commercial lease
  • Leave the course feeling empowered and able to manage your commercial property needs more effectively

This course, taught by an experienced, friendly practitioner sharing insight and experience, helps the attendee to understand what drives occupiers and landlords in the letting process, what decisions and negotiations they face and how to avoid pitfalls. As usual, lots of jargon will be explained during the day, set in context with plenty of examples and anecdotes to bring the theory to life in an engaging, approachable manner.


  • Occupiers come in all shapes & sizes
  • Why buy, why lease?
  • How does this differ per type of occupier? Why?
  • What are the advantages/dis-advantages?
  • How long do the processes take?

Renting space: the most common types of Commercial Agreements:

  • Tenancy at Will
  • License
  • Pop-up
  • Traditional Lease/ Long lease
  • Sub-AST/hybrid

The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954: what you need to know:

  1. Options for acquire a commercial leases:
  • Direct to Landlord
  • Assignments
  • Sub-letting
  • Surrender and regnant
  • Agreement for lease
  • Long lease and virtual freehold

Who does what?

  • Types of professionals needed and the role they play

The lease acquisition process in detail

Search methods

Associated property costs and fees

Approaching negotiations to get the best deal

Agreeing Heads of Terms – Jargon explained

  • Jargon that you would come across when agreeing a Heads of Terms relating to leasing space. Words like demise, security of tenure, alienation, alterations and dilapidations.

Completing the lease – what to expect and how it can be speeded up

Existing leases – the critical dates and key actions to diaries for the future

  • Important to stick to dates and the correct manner of notification rigorously
  • If not done correctly, what happens, and can it be fixed?

Carrying out a strategic review of your freehold and leasehold portfolio

  • Key information from the lease/s
  • Tying in the company’s wider strategic objectives
  • Types of strategies
  1. Conservative Vs Acquisitive
  2. Proactive Vs Reactive
  3. Inside Vs Outside Landlord &Tenant Act Protection
  4. Sale and leasebacks
  5. Lease Re-gears
  6. Early surrender of toxic leases
  • How to manage external consultants and ‘special projects’

Explanations / case studies / top tips

  • Q & A

Refreshments and lunch included


For group booking discounts, queries or more information, please get in touch by phone or email:

Telephone: 020 3151 9717

Email: courses@windsor-grange.com

Venue: Hilton London Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, London, England, SE1 2BY

Share with friends

Date and Time


Hilton London Tower Bridge

Tooley Street



United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved