Contracting-out of the 1954 Act – Deceptively Simple

Contracting-out of the 1954 Act – Deceptively Simple
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  • Released 1st Nov 2021
  • Mark Shelton
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Contracting out of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 was never intended to be a difficult process.

However, there are question marks over its operation in a number of areas which is unfortunate, since it is a procedure which it is crucial to get right: it may underpin the property valuation, or it may vitally affect practical plans for the property.

The most recent caselaw usefully points the way to a more pragmatic and less technical approach and this webinar considers the procedure comprehensively in a way that applies common sense to the problems.

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Learning objectives:

  • Dealing with the unrepresented tenant
  • The right form of declaration
  • Authority to swear declarations on behalf of the tenant
  • Pre-completion amendments to the form of lease
  • More complex transaction structures


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Mark Shelton

Commercial Property Management Law Trainer • CPM Law Training Ltd

Mark Shelton is a freelance legal trainer, having practised in major commercial law firms for thirty years. He qualified with Linklaters and has always specialised in property litigation. Mark was a Partner at Lawrence Graham, and has acted for major property investors, financial institutions and leading retailers. He was a Professional Support Lawyer for a number of years, most recently at Eversheds Sutherland LLP, working with the UK’s largest specialist real estate litigation team. He is a contributor to Estates Gazette, Property Week and Property Law Journal, and the author of books on:

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