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Lewison's Drafting Business Leases 8th ed

Edited by: The Hon Mr Justice Lewison

ISBN13: 9780414024984
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780421908604
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £115.00

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Lewison’s Drafting Business Leases is an ideal companion for all property practitioners whether drafting, negotiating, interpreting or litigating commercial lease clauses in the current market.

If you’re a lease draftsman, you’ll find the new edition addresses the key issues during drafting and negotiation with a practical approach. Contentious issues that can arise, or that you should consider, are focused on, as well as examining drafting concerns from both landlords’ and tenants’ perspectives.

For litigators on lease renewal and in contractual disputes, you’ll have an adviser’s guide to the considerations behind the drafting, and to the lessons the case law teaches on lease interpretation.

The text is complemented by specimen clauses which offer drafting solutions to difficult problems.

  • User-friendly manual combining authoritative legal analysis with practical drafting solutionsExplains the recent legislative and case law developments
  • Reflects both landlords’ and tenants’ concerns and respective bargaining positions
  • Highlights the most contentious topics making clear what will be the focus of negotiations and likely dispute
  • Gives direction on the court’s approach on interpretationProvides guidance on drafting, including sample clauses, to help ensure leases accurately represent clients’ interests
  • Clarifies what must be included and what each clause entails
  • Explains and applies relevant Codes of Practice
What's New:-

The new 8th edition is comprehensively revised and updated reflecting recent topical issues, including:-

  • Interpretation re-visited
  • Making the most of airspace – Feed in Tariffs, etc
  • Break clause complianceRent review and turnover rent
  • Virtual assignments
  • The impact of competition law on user and assignment
  • Guarantors AGAs and releases
  • Green leases and understandings
  • The Service Charge Code and current trends

Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial Property
The interpretation of leases.
Land Registration.
Description of property.
Parties and covenants.
The term of the lease, rent and rent review.
Insurance and service charges.
Repairs and improvements.
Use of the demised property.
Assignment and sub-letting.
Statutory protection.
The liability of sureties.