In this article Leigh Shapiro, member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) and Partner at Irwin Mitchell, discusses the hidden responsibilities of leaseholders and why it’s so important to get the right advice before embarking on ownership of a leasehold property.Read full article
The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) has produced a booklet for leaseholders and prospective purchasers to explain the role of the managing agent and to de-mystify some of the peculiarities of leasehold.Read full article
In this article, Louise Uphill Senior Associate at Blake Morgan and ALEP member provides guidance on how leaseholders can get to grips with their leases and highlights key clauses that should not be ignored.Read full article
Clarity is key – ALEP's assessment of the Government’s response to HCLG Select Committee report on leasehold reform
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has reviewed the Government’s response (published on 3.7.2019) to the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee Report on leasehold reform released earlier this year.Read full article
Last week ALEP held its highly-anticipated Night at the Races at Kempton Park Racecourse.
More than 70 member firms and VIPs were at the heart of the action in the private Desert Orchid suite which provided fantastic views overlooking the racecourse. The evening proved to be one of ALEP’s most popular networking events where guests enjoyed a night of betting, fabulous food and fizz. A few lucky ALEP members got lucky and left with their winnings in hand!
ALEP’s Night at the Races was made possible thanks to sponsors Kerry London, Anthony Gold Solicitors.Read full article
Mark Chick, ALEP Director, and Partner and Bishop & Sewell, said:
"The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has reviewed Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) summary document in response to the technical consultation ‘Implementing reforms to the leasehold system in England’, published on 27th June 2019.
“Leasehold enfranchisement has been in the spotlight now for many months, and with the furore surrounding this issue it is crucial that leaseholders are well informed and educated. ALEP welcomes the opportunity for sector-wide reform and clarification as set out in the MHCLG’s response paper.
“The consultation’s aim was to tackle exploitative practices in the leasehold sector. In his ministerial foreword, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP states: I am going to make this easier, so people can make the biggest purchase of their lives with confidence, with transparency and fairness at every stage for leaseholders and freeholders alike.”Read full article
ALEP is pleased to feature this guest article by Sarah Taylor, Senior Property Disputes Associate at ALEP member firm, Royds Withy King.
In this article Sarah Taylor, Senior Property Disputes Associate at Royds Withy King and member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), discusses the hidden pitfalls leaseholders could fall into if they rent their property through AirBnB.Read full article
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has hosted its popular annual Golf Day. 30 seasoned golfers and novices alike enjoyed navigating the 27-hole course of Warley Park Gold Club in Essex.Read full article
‘It’s all up in the air’ - What is the impact of the Upper Tribunal’s recent decision in Queen Court?
The Upper Tribunal has handed tenants an important victory concerning ‘common parts’ including roof spaces and airspace leases in leasehold enfranchisement.Read full article
We are pleased to annouce that ALEP has appointed John Midgley of Seddons as a new member of our Executive Committee.Read full article