The following report was read by ALEP Director, Mark Chick:
As we head towards the end of 2018, we can reflect on yet another year that has seen leasehold remain a hot topic and placed firmly under the microscope by government, the media, our colleagues in the wider property industry and consumers, too. As debates, challenges and consultations continue, I would like to take this opportunity to re-affirm ALEP’s position in the marketplace.Read full article
When property law and consumer legislation collide: Jones v Roundlistic Limited  EWCA Civ 2284
The Court of Appeal recently considered a case raising the question as to how far consumer rights legislation can be relied upon by a tenant in the context of a statutory lease extension under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. The relevant consumer legislation was the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, which has now been replaced with near identical wording by the Consumer Rights Act 2015.Read full article
It’s a hit! Leasehold enfranchisement sector unites for ALEP’s biggest ever Annual Conference as host encourages delegates to ‘seek clarity’ in response to Law Commission’s consultation
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) hosted its Annual Conference on Tuesday 9 October, with the sell-out event seeing more than 300 professionals gathering for the main event in the leasehold enfranchisement calendar.Read full article
Calling all property professionals in Manchester! ALEP presents free leasehold enfranchisement event
Property professionals in Manchester will have the chance to broaden their knowledge of the UK’s leasehold system at a free to attend event presented by the Association of Leasehold Property Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), and hosted by law firm, Irwin MitchellRead full article
"The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has reviewed the Law Commission’s consultation paper ‘Leasehold home ownership: buying your freehold or extending your lease’ published on 20th September...Read full article
ALEP welcomes the publication of the Law Commission's recommendations to reform the enfranchisement regime for leasehold houses
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) welcomes the publication of the Law Commission's recommendations to reform the enfranchisement regime for leasehold houses.
The Law Commission has proposed a number of options to improve the leasehold houses market including: to reduce the premium payable by leaseholders to extend their lease or purchase the freehold of their property, to introduce the right for leaseholders of houses to purchase longer lease extensions without a ground rent, and to remove technical barriers that prevent some leaseholders of houses from exercising their right to enfranchise.
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Practical business advice and leasehold enfranchisement best practice takes centre stage at upcoming ALEP conference
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) is hosting its annual conference on Tuesday 9 October 2018.Read full article
Harold Benjamin is delighted to announce that Mina Kakkad and Huseyin Huseyin are to join the firm’s soon to be 19 strong partnership as at 1 June 2018. Both will be based between the firm’s offices in Harrow and the West End.
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Established in 1984 and located in Islington close to the City of London and the Royal Courts of Justice, Colman Coyle is an accredited firm with a particular emphasis on real estate and real estate associated matters.
Colman Coyle prides itself on providing practical and commercially grounded legal advice and has an extensive client base acting for landlords, managing agents and tenants across a wide range of property related matters including lease extensions, freehold purchases, rights of first refusal, right to manage and all other areas of landlord and tenant law.
Colman Coyle is delighted to have been accepted as a member of ALEP and welcomes the opportunity to work closely with ALEP in order to continue offering its clients a specialised and professional service.Read full article
ALEP's Anna announced as judge for two top sector awards
ALEP's Director and Co-Founder, Anna Bailey is proud to be on the judging panels of two of the sector's hottest awards.
Anna has been specially selected to judge News on the Block's Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards (ERMAs). Now in its tenth year, the ERMAs recognise firms and individuals in the leasehold sector that have demonstrated outstanding service over the last year.
In addition, Anna is also on the panel at the Association of Residential Management Agents (ARMA) Ace Awards. The ARMAs commend excellence and achievement by managing agents and suppliers, and the work they undertake to improve the leasehold sector.
Commenting on her judging duties, Anna said: "I am delighted to be judging two of leasehold enfranchisement's biggest awards. ALEP is always keen to collaborate with other sector organisations to fly the flag for best practice. I am looking forward to the judging process, and hearing more about some of the great work delivered by professionals in the leasehold sector."
Find out more about the ERMAs here - http://theermas.co.uk/
Find out more about ARMA's Ace Awards here - https://awards.arma.org.uk/Read full article