Hours before the Law Commission published a Call for Evidence on the subject of
Commonhold Law, over 150 professionals from the leasehold enfranchisement sector
debated the issue at a lecture held by the Association of Leasehold
Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) in central London.
Following the ALEP Commonhold Lecture last week, and as part of our ongoing consultation with the Law Commission, ALEP has been asked to support its Call for Evidence with regards to Commonhold.
We have been asked by Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner, to request participation by our members.Read full article
A response from ALEP - written by Mark Chick, ALEP Director and Partner, Bishop & Sewell LLP
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has been eagerly awaiting the outcome in the Appeal of the so-called ‘Mundy’ case, (Mundy v. the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate).
The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the appeal made by tenants in this case. The applicants were seeking to argue for a radically different way of calculating relativity, following on from their unsuccessful attempt to encourage the Upper Tribunal to do so in the original decision of that tribunal.
The directors and committee of ALEP extend a warm welcome to Eleanor Murray, Head of Enfranchisement and Residential Disputes at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, who joins ALEP as a solicitor committee member.Read full article
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) hosted its first ever annual conference on Monday 9 October 2017 at The Barbican Centre, London.
Following feedback from ALEP members, the new-look conference format was split into morning and afternoon sessions, with delegates able to attend either session or the entire event. Topical debate and interactive voting featured in presentations delivered by expert speakers offering a comprehensive insight into the sector's intricacies.Read full article
The Partners of Bishop & Sewell and Fisher Meredith are pleased to announce that Fisher Meredith has joined forces and merged with Bishop & Sewell. The combined practice will operate as “Bishop & Sewell LLP” with effect from 14 August 2017.Read full article
ALEP welcomes the announcement by Sajid Javid that the government plans for leasehold reform
include banning ground rents for new leasehold houses. Members of ALEP have been aware of, and commenting on, these issues for some considerable time and it is good to see that the government has confirmed its commitment to address the leasehold issues highlighted in its White Paper.
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) brings together barristers, managing agents, project managers, solicitors and valuers working in the leasehold sector under one, all-encompassing professional membership organisation.
Leasehold enfranchisement is a complex issue, which requires the services of professionals who are qualified and competent in dealing with intricacies it presents.
Through a rigorous vetting process, ALEP ensures its member firms have proven positive results in this sector, thereby providing the public - be they leaseholder or freeholder - with reassurance that they will receive a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism.
ALEP, which is not an advice service, was established in 2007 in response to concerns raised by owners of leasehold properties who wanted reassurance that the people they were dealing with were reputable. Freeholders also require this reassurance.
Another aim of the Association is to facilitate communication between practitioners; since its launch, ALEP has not only opened up dialogue within the sector, but also provided valuable input into government consultations and offered counsel and guidance on leasehold and enfranchisement legislation.Read full article
‘We won once...' were crowned winners of ALEP’s 4th annual Quiz Night.
The team, which last won in 2015, was made up of representatives from Trowers and Hamlins.
ALEP held an evening of Brainteasers at Forge, Bank where nine teams battled it out over six rounds on questions from general knowledge, word facts, famous faces, food and drink, sport and London trivia!
Last year’s winners, ‘Wisdom of Wilsons' were unable to hold onto their title and a tense tie-break saw three teams clamour [not] to win the losers' wooden spoons.
The quiz was once again supported by Kerry London which kindly donated the top raffle prize of a champagne brunch at The Landmark.
The raffle, which was also generously supported by Bishop & Sewell, Leasehold Solutions, Wilsons, Seddons and Robsons, raised over £300 for Cancer Research.
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