Model Commercial Leases - a long awaited new dawn?

Model Commercial Leases - a long awaited new dawn?

Last week saw the launch of the Model Commercial Lease (MCL) website providing a suite of template commercial leases and some property management docs which are free to download.

With leasehold issues including AGAs being possibilities to be included in the Law Commission’s 12th programme of reform (it is due to put forward its proposals to the government this summer), the culmination of three years work on the MCL is a welcome leap towards achieving an industry standard suite of commercial lease documents.

The MCL was originally commissioned by the British Property Federation and a large number of well-known law firms

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Melissa Moore is a dual qualified in England and Wales and South African lawyer and has 14 years’ experience in property practice in England. She has worked in local government and been a partner at a regional law firm and most recently an associate director at Berwin Leighton Paisner which she joined in 2005. Melissa has wide experience in all areas of property law and specializes in commercial real estate development. She has experience in a number of sectors including hotel, leisure, offices, investment, industrial, motorway service stations and funding. She has worked on large scale strategic developments and government funding initiatives, town centre regeneration schemes and private mixed use developments both for public sector and private developers and investment funds. In 2013 she was ranked by Legal 500 as recommended for local government work.