ALEP’s Spring Conference 2015 will take place on 24 March at the Royal Institution, Mayfair.

We are delighted to announce the programme for ALEP's Spring Conference 2015 as follows:

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Right to Manage –the opportunities for leaseholders and their professional advisers – by Professor James Driscoll 
Those involved in advising on enfranchisement and new lease claims often find it useful to consider alternative approaches when helping leaseholders achieve their goals. The statutory right to manage is one such alternative as it can provide the control of the management of the building they desire without having to fund a freehold purchase. As a no-fault based right it can be very straightforward but, as seemingly endless court and tribunal decisions show, great care must be taken at the preliminary stages. This talk will demonstrate how important it is for practitioners to be familiar with what the RTM can bring and how it can be achieved. 

The Middleman’s Tale – presentation by Jennifer Ellis FRICS, Senior Partner, Langley Taylor, with legal commentary from Mark Chick, ALEP Director 
Jennifer’s talk will cover the importance, role and standing of those owning intermediate leases and how they are compensated when their interests are diminished. 

Excluded premises in collective claims – the minefield of measuring non-residential areas under the 1993 Act – presentation by Anna Favre, Partner, Residential Real Estate, Pemberton Greenish
Anna will present relevant case law on the meaning of common parts and occupation for residential purposes together with practical examples on the application of section 4(1) of the 1993 Act to mixed-use buildings. 

Enfranchisement case update – Anthony Radevsky, Barrister, Falcon Chambers 
Anthony will provide an overview of the most important decisions of recent months and assess their impact on the enfranchisement sector.

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