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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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Tue 13 Nov 2018
05:45 PM - 07:15 PM
Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, Manchester, North West, M1 4PH
1 hour formal CPD

Free with CPD Foundation subscription

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT


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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Jeremy Steele

Partner, DWF

Jeremy provides a broad range of property management advice to investors and occupiers with the aim of resolving disputes as swiftly and cost effectively as possible, whilst preserving or enhancing the investment value.

Alexandra Herbert

Solicitor, DWF

CPD Foundation is suitable for all professionals, at all levels and covers a wide range of topics. You do not need to be an RICS member to purchase a subscription or book onto a seminar.

Available to non subscribers from
£35 + VAT