The guidance provides an outline of the headline issues and key provisions arising from the lease. These include:
• Break clauses
• Rent reviews
• Repairing obligations
• Sharing occupation
• Security of tenure
The GPC/BMA Law note covers the full lease and builds on the legal view obtained by Wessex LMCs, who obtained a legal view on the Heads of Terms that accompanies this lease.
The GPC is still seeking clarification with NHSPS on the exact nature of this document and the scope of its intended use.
The LMC’s advice to all practices in NHSPS properties is that they should under no circumstances sign any current standard lease or other document from NHSPS without receiving full legal advice in order to understand the consequences of signing the lease. If they are asked to sign or agree a lease we would ask that they inform the LMC Secretariat and seek independent legal advice on the document.