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February 2018

Sell-out ALEP lecture debates all aspects of Commonhold as call for evidence is announced
Call for Evidence: Law Commission

Call for Evidence: Law Commission

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.

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January 2018

Mundy v. the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate) - ALEP response 24 January 2018

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.
 

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December 2017

ALEP welcomes Eleanor Murray as Solicitor Committee member

October 2017

Sell out ALEP conference sees delegates call for more 'enfranchisement education'

Sell out ALEP conference sees delegates call for more 'enfranchisement education'

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.

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August 2017

BISHOP & SEWELL AND FISHER MEREDITH AGREE TO MERGE

July 2017

Leasehold Houses and Ground Rents: A response from ALEP

Leasehold Houses and Ground Rents: A response from ALEP

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.

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May 2017

About ALEP

About ALEP

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.

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April 2017

'We won once'... win twice at ALEP Annual Quiz

'We won once'... win twice at ALEP Annual Quiz

‘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.

Next event:    ALEP on the Town - Thursday 25 May. 
For more information click here.

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