Seminar – Succession and assignment of tenancies

12 Sep 2018, 12:05 pm


Catherine Rowlands, Michael Paget, John Fitzsimons


Cornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Gray's Inn Square, London, WC1R 5JH


Early Bird offer £30+VAT (Until 3 August) / Standard Ticket £40 +VAT

A tenancy is a special type of contract agreed by a landlord. The contract is with the tenant. Are there any circumstances in which a landlord is forced to continue to grant the same contractual rights to a third party?

This seminar, which is intended to be a thorough introduction for property and housing lawyers with no or limited previous knowledge of the subject, will consider how some tenancies can be inherited, passed on, and swapped.

  • Programme

    09:00 – Registration and refreshments

    09:15 – Successions – Catherine Rowlands

      • What is a succession?
      • The different statutory regimes
      • Relevant case law

    10:30 – Coffee break

    10:45 – Assignments – Michael Paget

      • Effect of an assignment
      • Assignments in the private sector
      • Assignments in the public sector
      • Estoppel

    11:30 – Practice points – John Fitzsimons

      • Schemes for mutual exchange
      • Evidence relevant to succession defences

    12:15 – Q&A session

    12:30 – Ends