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Leasehold Real Estate

26 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Understand the fundamentals of this area of the blackletter law in this Exam Crash Course Session. This is your chance to make sure that you fully grasp this part of the SQE syllabus and have the confidence to answer SQE1-style MCQs on this topic.  Use this Session to tick off this topic before the exam, so you are ready to smash any MCQ that comes your way.

We will be covering the following areas of the SQE1 syllabus:

  • Core knowledge areas of leasehold real estate law and practice:
    o Structure and content of a lease:
     Repair
     Insurance
     Alterations
     User and planning
     Rent and rent review
     Alienation
     Options for the term of a lease
     Code for Leasing Business Premises
    o Procedural steps for the grant of a lease or underlease:
     Drafting the lease
     Purpose of an agreement for lease
     Deduction and investigation of title
     Pre-contract enquiries and searches
     Pre-completion formalities
     Completion and post-completion steps
    o Procedural steps for the assignment of a lease:
     Deduction and investigation of title
     Pre-contract enquiries and searches
     Landlord’s consent
     Deed of assignment and covenants for title
     Pre-completion formalities
     Authorised guarantee agreement
     Completion and post-completion steps
    o Licence to assign and licence to underlet:
     Purpose of and who prepares the draft
     Privity of contract and how the licence deals with this
     Key provisions in the licence
    o Leasehold covenants:
     Liability on covenants in leases –
     Leases granted before 1 January 1996
     Leases granted on or after 1 January 1996
    o Remedies for breach of a leasehold covenant:
     Action in debt
     Forfeiture
     Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery
     Pursue guarantors and/or rent deposit
     Specific performance
     Damages
     Self-help/Jervis v Harris clause

We will start by going over and discussing the SQE1 syllabus for this topic, and what you actually need to know for the exam.

Then we will go over the underlying blackletter law rules, covering what is necessary to answer any SQE1 MCQs. You can ask any questions you like on this topic throughout the Session.

We will then finish by tackling an SQE1-style MCQ based on what we have covered in this Session. This will allow you to confirm and strengthen your understanding of the law we have covered in the Session and develop your MCQ-answering technique, which is critical to passing the exam.

Give yourself the best chance of smashing the SQE. Tick off this part of the SQE1 syllabus and join us!

If you buy an Exam Crash Course Pass, you will get access to the slides and recording for this Session. The link to the Pass can be found on our Box Office homepage or the SQE LIVE page on the Devil’s Advocate website.


26 June
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Devil’s Advocate