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Commercial Leases - warranties and obligations

Commercial Leases - warranties and obligations
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The strategic and financial ramifications of entering into a commercial lease can shape the risk profile of your clients’ businesses. The inclusion or exclusion of warranties and obligations may substantially impact the clarity of risk allocation within a lease agreement. In order to provide your clients with robust advice, it is critical to understand the difference between warranties and obligations – and the liabilities, responsibilities and remedies associated with each.

This webinar will include:

  • An examination of what constitutes a warranty and how a warranty differs from an obligation
  • An examination of express warranties (Case Study: ADLS Standard Lease), implied warranties, and fitness for purpose warranties
  • A discussion of warranties in an earthquake rating context
  • The remedies arising from a breach of warranty.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Gain a robust understanding of the manner in which warranties differ from standard lease obligations.
  • Be able to navigate common lease warranties and their application in lease and development agreements.
  • Gain an understanding of the remedies available for breaches.

Who should attend

All levels of civil litigation and property law practitioners.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.00pm, Thursday 24 March 2022
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Wednesday 23 March 2022

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PRICE Stephen 2022 Stephen Price
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Auckland

Stephen is a highly-regarded construction disputes lawyer, at MinterEllisonRuddWatts’ New Zealand Construction Division. His expertise is in resolving large scale construction contract disputes particularly regarding claims for variations, delays/disruption, and the like, as well as defective works claims. Stephen is very experienced in bringing and defending adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act 2002. He has previously lectured on construction law for the AUT University’s Masters of Construction Management degree and the AUT University Law School’s Masters of Law degree. Stephen also lectures on construction law at the University of Auckland’s Law School.

STEWART Janine 2022 Janine Stewart
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Auckland

Janine is a specialist construction, property and projects lawyer who acts on the full spectrum of construction projects and property disputes. She is known for her pragmatic approach, adopting either litigation and/or dispute resolution to achieve a commercially effective outcome for her clients.

Janine developed the syllabus for, and is the lead lecturer in, the first construction law elective paper at Auckland University (which started in 2018) and developed the postgraduate construction legal course at the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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