ALEP echoes The Conveyancing Association’s calls to streamline and simplify the leasehold sales process

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) fully endorses The Conveyancing Association’s call to "Amend the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 to resolve the unreasonable cost and delay now associated with the leasehold sales process."


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This follows The Conveyancing Association’s white paper on ‘ Modernising the Home Moving Process’. The report examines the constraints the home moving process entails and provides guidance and ideas on how this procedure can be streamlined to create a “more certain and transparent process”.

It also highlights its “vision of a data sharing, collaborative, digital home moving service”, suggesting a move like this would be welcomed  by consumers and industry professionals alike, with the aim being to “achieve a more positive home moving experience”.

The report’s Executive Summary suggests the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 should be amended to ensure reasonable fees and clamp down on duplicate fees in the presence of ‘multiple administrators’.

In addition, The Conveyancing Association is also calling for the Land Registry to hold a Lease Administrator’s Register to make it easier to locate the correct person or body and avoid delays.

Alex Greenslade, ALEP’s Director and Honorary Secretary, said: “ALEP welcomes The Conveyancing Association’s calls for the leasehold process to be made more open and transparent for leaseholders and to reduce instances where excessive fees are charged.

“Indeed, ALEP has provided vital input to a number of government consultations and offers advice and guidance on leasehold and enfranchisement legislation. ALEP is ready to work with Government and our members to help to modernise the home moving process for leasehold flat owners and purchasers.”