Commercial Leasing: The Standard Form Lease


Course Date: May 31, 2017

Total: 5h 32min

Welcome and Introduction

Simon R. Coval — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
D. Ross McGowan — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

The Standard Form Lease
Landlords’ and Tenants’ counsel perspectives on particular boilerplate clauses:

  • occupancy and permitted use
  • damage and destruction
  • assignment and subletting
  • insurance and indemnity
  • subordination and attornment
  • environmental
  • questions you wish your client would ask

Peter J. AndersonBoughton Law Corporation, Vancouver
Simon R. CovalFasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Beverly G. EllingsonTerra Law Corporation, Vancouver
Rod Fram — Property Manager, TransPacific Realty Advisors, Burnaby
D. Ross McGowan
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Break

The Standard Form Lease (Continued)
Landlords’ and Tenants’ counsel perspectives on special or unique clauses:

  • extension and renewal
  • restrictions and exclusives
  • tenant allowances
  • right of first refusal
  • options to expand or downsize
  • arbitration and mediation

Peter J. Anderson — Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver
Simon R. Coval — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Beverly G. Ellingson — Terra Law Corporation, Vancouver
D. Ross McGowan — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

The Sinking Ship: Tips, Tools, and Strategies

  • CCAA
    • by landlord
    • by tenant
  • bankruptcy
  • assignments and subletting
  • amendments and addenda
  • rent deferrals
  •  third parties at the table:
    • assignors
    • guarantors
    • indemnifiers 

Richard J. Olson — McKechnie & Company, Vancouver
H. Scott MacDonald — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver
Lisa Martz — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver
Rod Fram — Property Manager, TransPacific Realty Advisors, Burnaby

Break

The End of the Lease
Taking the deal apart: expiration of the lease term and termination for default — post-expiry issues

  • normal expiration: what stays, what goes
    •  removal and restoration obligations
  •  goods left behind: who is entitled to them?
    • abandonment
    • charge under the lease?
    • landlord as bailee
  • termination for breach
  • recovery of possession
    • by a bailiff
    • Commercial Tenancy Act
    • court order

Richard J. Olson — McKechnie & Company, Vancouver
H. Scott MacDonald — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver
Lisa Martz — Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, Vancouver
Rod Fram — Property Manager, TransPacific, Burnaby

Closing Questions and Comments