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This one hour seminar covers taking instructions, reporting to clients, good practice, specific error-inducing areas in leases such as repairs, uninsured risks, inflation-linked rent review, notices, and pitfalls where the tenant prepares the lease. The seminar also considers the standard of care required for solicitors and instances of professional negligence.


• Shifting the common law repairs liability

• Uninsured risks – who carries the risk?

• Dangers with inflation linked rent reviews

• Pitfalls of having the lease drafted by the tenant

• Misfortune or professional negligence


The speaker, Ken Gerber, graduated in Law from Edinburgh University in 1978, and joined Mitchells Roberton in 2019. Ken was previously a partner for 12 years at Anderson Strathern, and before that he was a partner at Kidstons.


Ken is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Commercial Leasing. Ken handles commercial property purchases, sales, development, loans, and leases for Scottish and international SME’s, development clients and individual property investors. He also provides legal opinions on commercial property matters for other law firms. Ken has written two legal textbooks: “Commercial Leases in Scotland: A Practitioner’s Guide”, which is now in its third edition (2016), and “Land & Property Development in Scotland – Law and Practice” which was published in August 2017. He is senior tutor on the Commercial Conveyancing course in the Law Diploma at Glasgow University.


Originally recorded on 15.4.21

15.4.21 Errors and Professional Negligence in Commercial Leasing

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