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Estates Gazette - Reading Between the Lines

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What is this Estate Gazette article about?

Reading and summarising leases is an essential skill for all surveyors, and a key part of the competence you will need to build up for your APC.

Apart from landlord and tenant work, other instances of where you may need to summarise a lease include in property management, leasing/letting, purchase and sale, and investment management.

While it may look like an easy skill, knowing what to look out for and how to summarise the key information in an easy-to-digest manner can be challenging.

Surveyors also need to take what they have summarised from a lease and be able to use it in their reasoned advice (level 3 in the APC). This could be reading the rent review clause and advising a client on the impact on rental value of any atypical or onerous clauses.

In this APC Series article for EG, we look at a “hypothetical” rent review scenario and how you could summarise and advise on the lease for a client.

EG - Lease Summary Article (Mar 2024)
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