Basics of property law

Date last reviewed

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Kathryn Dowsett from Faegre Baker Daniels gives practical explanations of some common issues dealt with in leases, such as rent deposits and repairing obligations.


Who should watch this?

Watch this if your organisation is entering into or negotiating a new lease, or if it is agreeing heads of terms.

The content of this video is accurate as at August 2017.

What does the video cover?

The video will cover questions such as:

  • When can we get our rent deposit money back?
  • Do trustees need to sign the lease for it to be valid?
  • Who is responsible for repairs to the property?
  • Can we make alterations to the property?
  • Do we need to pay the landlord’s legal costs for the lease?  
  • What can we do if there is no break clause but we want to end the lease?

Running time: 10mins

  • Title page (0.28)
  • Introduction (0.42)
  • Parties to the lease (2.14)
  • Demise (3.22)
  • Alterations (1.10)
  • Costs (0.25)
  • Breaking the lease (1.27)

Special thanks to

Kathryn Dowsett, Faegre Baker Daniels, and Matrix Chambers.

Date published October 2015

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Date last reviewed

August 2017



Date of publication

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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