RICS APC: Business Tenancies Course

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

This evening class prepares you for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) assessment of professional competence (APC), focusing on business tenancies.

In this course you will appraise the major provisions of Part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and associated legislation and cases. In particular you will consider differences between leases and licences, contracting out, handling unopposed and opposed renewals, and tenants’ compensation for tenancy loss and improvements.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for you if you are undertaking the RICS APC final assessment on commercial property, planning and development, residential and valuation pathways.

The course is also for you if you already have a working understanding in the subject area but would like to undertake formal continuing professional development, refreshing or enhancing your skills.

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Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
28 September 2016 2 hours Wednesday 6–8pm £60 Already started

Course content

The course will provide you with a technical, professional and practical outlook on the subject matter. It will support those undertaking the landlord and tenant, property management, lease and letting, and investment management competencies of the APC.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • the protection afforded to business tenants
  • removal of protection for a tenant
  • statutory notices
  • opposing a renewal tenancy
  • interim rent
  • tenant’s compensation
  • parts 36 and 56 of civil procedure rules
  • terms of the new tenancy
  • implications of various cases

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered using a formal lecture approach, and will give you the opportunity to interact using questions and answers throughout. It will be supported by a presentation and a course reader (including the presentation material).

We will use a wide variety of learning methods and techniques including:

  • sharing experiences with colleagues
  • case studies
  • debate and discussion
  • presentation
  • self-directed reading and research
  • reflection
  • evaluation

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand how the Landlord and Tenant Act 1054 (as amended) is structured to provide a statutory basis for renewal of protected business tenancies
  • appreciate why leases are contracted out and how this is achieved
  • reflect on how the legislation operates to protect tenants’ rights while also giving landlords the opportunity to oppose a renewal

The knowledge and understanding gained from this course will help you demonstrate both a technical understanding and practical appreciation of how the topic matter is used in the surveying profession.

Michael Pain, Principal Lecturer

Michael joined the University of Westminster in 2009 and has extensive experience in the industry. He continues to practice as a chartered surveyor, specialising in landlord and tenant issues and commercial rating. He regularly receives appointments as arbitrator and independent expert from RICS and is one of the longest-serving chairmen of the RICS APC.

The programme counts for two hours of formal continuing professional development. A certificate of attendance will be available.