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Exercising Lease Break Options in Commercial Leases

Modern commercial leases often contain break clause options and both parties need to fully understand their implications and the specific conditions under which they can be exercised.

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Thu 4 Oct 2018
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1LB
1 hour formal CPD

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Break options in leases are common now as landlords and tenants look to maximise their flexibility in an increasingly fluid property landscape.  Disputes between landlords and tenants generally occur over whether the break clause has been correctly exercised, with more reported cases on break clauses than any other property topic in recent years.

This session will cover the crucial aspects of exercising a break clause including tactical guidance on:

  • Drafting and serving break notices to avoid disputes
  • Complying with break clause conditions
  • Recovering sums paid in advance for periods after the break date
  • Relevant cases

The time shown is when registration opens. The seminar will begin 30 minutes later.


  • CPD Foundation Subscribers Free
  • RICS professionals £35 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £47.25 + VAT
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Nigel Maguire

Associate, Ashtons

Nigel qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has a wealth of experience and expertise in all issues relating to property management, both legal and commercial.

Jessica Byrne

Solicitor, Ashtons

Jessica advises on a variety of general litigation matters for both businesses and individuals, ranging from landlord and tenant disputes, director/partner disputes, debt recovery and contentious probates.

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT