Defence Against Tenant Defaults

How to Effectively Protect Landlords

Rising inflation and interest rates, supply chain issues and the withdrawal of government support schemes has seen many businesses come under increasing pressure in recent times.  Landlords and their advisers need to be prepared for how they can best protect their position if their tenants stop meeting their obligations.  This webinar will equip you with the tools to provide landlords with robust and practical guidance about their options. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in advising on the preparation and enforcement of commercial leases, especially property lawyers, general practitioners, litigators, and legal executives.

  • Gain insight into what scenarios ought to be contemplated by landlords when drafting the lease
  • Benefit from understanding the spectrum of possible defaults under a lease, and strategies in response
  • Avoid difficulties by getting right the mechanics and strategy of cancellation under a lease
  • Refresh your knowledge of landlords’ recovery options for unpaid rent
  • Understand the implications of a tenant entering into formal insolvency and practical steps to be taken


Janko Marcetic
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Janko is a key member of Chapman Tripp's Litigation and Restructuring and Insolvency teams, advising clients on a variety of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on restructuring and insolvency. 

He has experience advising landlords, tenants and insolvency practitioners in property and leasing disputes (both general and insolvency-related) and debt recovery matters.  More generally, Janko acts for insolvency practitioners on complex issues arising in the course of receivership, liquidation and administration, including claims against directors and third parties by insolvency practitioners. Janko has also acted for directors of companies facing both civil claims and regulatory charges. He has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Janko is recognised as a Rising Star by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 and NZ Lawyer 2023, and as an Associate to Watch by Chambers Asia Pacific 2023.

Andrea Shepherd
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Andrea specialises in commercial property law and acts for clients in relation to leasing, developments, acquisitions, disposals and property related insolvency matters.

Her extensive leasing experience on behalf of both landlords and tenants in relation to a variety of tenancies, including retail, industrial and office tenancies, means that she understands what is important to both parties.  Andrea also has significant experience assisting clients in relation to property insolvency matters, acting for both receivers and liquidators of tenants as well as landlords dealing with tenants which are in formal insolvency.  



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Ticket Price

Member - $140.00 GST

Non-Member - $195.00 GST


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