ALEP Conference - BOOK NOW!

Date
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Venue

No.11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN

ALEP Conference - BOOK NOW!

The ALEP Conference 2019 offers delegates morning, afternoon or full day sessions.

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AGENDA: 

Morning

  • 9.30: Registration and welcome for morning delegates 
  • 10 - 11am: Delegates choose from following topics: 
    • Valuation for lawyers / Leasehold law for valuers
  • 11 - 11.30:  Refreshment break
  • 11.30 - 12.30: Morning delegates reconvene for session on the roles of the solicitor and valuer in enfranchisement.

The morning session is aimed more specifically at paralegals and solicitors with up to three years’ PQE and trainee and graduate surveyors.  

The session may also be of interest for those professionals seeking a useful refresher on the basics!

Afternoon 

12.30 - 1.20: Arrival, registration and networking lunch with morning delegates

Part I: 

How to value an onerous ground rent - presented by Piers Harrison of Tanfield Chambers and Peter Beckett of Beckett and Kay 

Knight Frank: Market update 

Breakout sessions: 

·       A view from the regions: Relativity outside PCL
Presented by Mark Loveday, Tanfield Chambers

·       Leasehold Reform Act 1967 Notices of Claim: Getting them right
Presented by Katherine Simpson, Edwin Coe 

·       The valuation of intermediate leases 
Presented by Jennifer Ellis, Fifield Glyn Ltd

 Tea and coffee served 

 Part II: 

Same, same but different: Will the introduction of commonhold bring an end to flat owners’ disputes?
Presented by Nicola Muir, Tanfield Chambers 

ALEP’s case update 
Presented by Philip Rainey QC, Tanfield Chambers 

Host’s closing remarks 

In true ALEP tradition, the conference will be followed by a drinks reception for all delegates.

Our topics and speakers – Morning 

Delegates are welcome to join us for what promise to be lively and informative workshop-style morning sessions with practical examples, case studies and scenarios for debate and discussion.    
Aimed more specifically at paralegals and solicitors with up to three years’ PQE and trainee and graduate surveyors, the morning session may also be of interest for those professionals seeking a useful refresher on the basics!

Your speakers: 

Damian Greenish, Consultant and ALEP Honorary President
Katherine Simpson of Edwin Coe LLP
Michael Tibbatts of Scrivener Tibbatts

Lawyers and valuers working together in appreciation of their respective roles will always produce the best result for the client. 

Damian will be looking at the basics of enfranchisement valuations from the perspective of a lawyer and explaining why valuers do what they do and what all their jargon means.

Katherine will be looking at the basics of enfranchisement claims and explaining what the lawyers do and how they guide the process.

Morning delegates will choose from:

Valuation for lawyers, presented by Damian Greenish
OR 
Leasehold law for valuers, presented by Katherine Simpson

There will then be a short break which will be followed by a lively presentation for all morning delegates by Katherine and Mike.  This presentation will outline the roles of the solicitor and valuer in enfranchisement and emphasise that solicitors and valuers must talk, engage and cooperate to provide the right advice to clients, whether these be freeholders or leaseholders. 

This is not a political message and our speakers will be using layman’s terminology to illustrate not only the importance of dialogue, but also defining the lines of responsibility after discussions between solicitors and valuers have taken place.

Damian will conclude the morning, leading the discussion and debate.

Our topics and speakers – Afternoon

After a networking lunch, delegates staying for the full day, or joining us for the afternoon, will benefit from sessions on the following topics:

ALEP Conference Part I

How to value an onerous ground rent
Piers Harrison,  Tanfield Chambers, and Peter Beckett, Beckett & Kay 

Piers and Peter will look at the legal position and seek to answer the question ”what is an onerous ground rent?” – the question will be approached from the legal and valuation perspectives, as we aim to look not only at what constitutes an onerous ground rent, but also how it may be valued. 

Knight Frank: Market update

  • How has the market reacted to the increasing regulation and likelihood of control being exercised in relation to ground rents? 
  • ‘The Pledge’ and changing attitudes to granting leases with regular review
  • The reversionary market response 

Breakout sessions 

A view from the regions - Relativity outside PCL
Mark Loveday, Tanfield Chambers 
Regional FTT decisions continue to provide a fertile hunting ground in the search for relativity. This session will look at some recent trends and developments, particularly outside PCL after Mundy and will provide insight into the approach being taken by tribunals to deal with the determination of relativity.  
Mark will be joined by a valuation expert for this presentation. 

Leasehold Reform Act 1967Notices of Claim – getting them right

Presented by Katherine Simpson 
The 1967 Act presents a range of technical difficulties. In this session Katherine Simpson looks at the issues around drafting the Form 1 notice and how to get this right in practice.  

The valuation of intermediate leases Presented by Jennifer Ellis of Fifield Glyn Ltd
The valuation of intermediate leases is a subject in itself. In this session Jennifer Ellis, one of the leading practitioners in this area, will take delegates through the approach to valuation that is needed when considering the position of the intermediate landlord. 

ALEP Conference Part II 

Same, same but different - Will the introduction of commonhold bring an end to flat owners’ disputes? 
Nicola Muir, Tanfield Chambers 

Nicola Muir will compare and contrast how common disputes which arise in blocks of flats would be tackled under the proposed new commonhold law and under the existing law where the block has been enfranchised.  
Will flat owners be better off, or will enfranchisement still be an attractive option?” 

ALEP’s case update
Philip Rainey QC, Tanfield Chambers

 

In true ALEP tradition, the conference will be followed by a drinks reception for all delegates

Early bird discount until 16 August!

Please download and complete the booking form, returning to admin@alep.org.uk