September 2015

ALEP welcomes Res-Prop as its latest member firm

ALEP welcomes Res-Prop as its latest member firm.

Res-Prop is an RICS regulated firm of chartered surveyors specialising in leasehold valuation and consultancy.  The company acts for both leaseholders and freeholders on lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement cases and has in excess of 10 years' experience in the field.  

Res-Prop also has a block management service which is RICS regulated and a member of an property ombudsman scheme.

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ALEP submits response to government consultation on tribunal fees

In early August, the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) became aware of a government consultation being undertaken in relation to proposed increases in tribunal fees.

The consultation - Enhanced fees for divorce, possession claims and general applications in civil proceedings and consultation on further fees proposal - centres on the government’s drive to improve efficiency and modernise HM’s Courts and Tribunal Services, and reduce costs to the taxpayer.

On Tuesday 15 September, ALEP submitted its official response to the consultation (Appendix A), which outlined its concerns in full and rejects, outright, the proposal as it stands on the basis that it is wholly unfair to leaseholders and will firmly strengthen the position of freeholders.


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July 2015



The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has announced the line up for its Autumn Conference 2015.

The event is being held on Tuesday 20 October at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park.

ALEP prides itself on delivering conferences twice a year that are specific and relevant to the leasehold enfranchisement sector and the line-up for this event is no exception.

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ALEP welcomes new member Manuel Swaden Solicitors

ALEP welcomes new member Manuel Swaden Solicitors

Manuel Swaden Solicitors was founded in 1989 and being located in West Hampstead, is within easy reach of the West End and the City. Manuel Swaden specialise in the law relating to Property and Private Client and have earned a reputation of providing top quality legal advice whilst retaining a personal and hands-on approach.

Manuel Swaden currently acts for a number of corporate landlords on large numbers of lease extensions of flats in their various buildings. In addition, the firm has acted for and continues to act for many individual tenants both to extend the terms of their leases and in a number of cases, for groups of tenants in the purchase of their freehold by way of collective enfranchisement.

Partner, Tamara Lester says, "We have developed excellent relationships with surveyors in this field to enable them to offer an exemplary service to their clients and are delighted to have been accepted to join ALEP." 

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June 2015

Training firmly on agenda at ALEP’s Leasehold Roundtable

Training firmly on agenda at ALEP’s Leasehold Roundtable

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) welcomed senior representatives from the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM), and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) to its bi-annual Leasehold Roundtable in central London. 

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May 2015

ALEP members go head-to-head for Quiz in the City!

ALEP members go head-to-head for Quiz in the City!

On Wednesday 13 May over 70 ALEP members and guests enjoyed the second annual ALEP quiz night - Quiz in the City - at Rocket, City.

The evening was once again sponsored by Kerry London, with member firms also generously donating raffle prizes worth £800.

Sixteen firms battled to win the highly sought-after ALEP Quiz in the City Cup, answering general knowledge questions on subjects from world cities and sports to cinematic closing lines. Teams also faced multiple choice enfranchisement questions set by ALEP’s Honorary President, Damian Greenish of Pemberton Greenish. 

The winning team, ‘Class A’, comprised members from Pemberton Greenish and Tanfield Chambers, and the judges were assured that no help was given by Damian himself!

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April 2015

ALEP Spring Conference 2015: At the forefront of Leasehold Enfranchisement

March 2015

ALEP Autumn Conference: Date announced!

February 2015

ALEP Welcomes Kempton Carr Croft as Latest Member

We are delighted to welcome Maidenhead based Kempton Carr Croft as our latest member firm.

Kempton Carr Croft is a multi-disciplined firm of Chartered Surveyors offering independent expertise, advice and services relating to commercial and residential property and land.

The firm serves London and the Thames Valley to provide property solutions, and states that its  " commitment to our clients is to provide a consistently high quality of service and the best advice possible. Professional excellence, integrity, client focus and honesty are at the heart of all of our business processes." 

The firm is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, (RICS).


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