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January 2018

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Mundy v. the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate) - ALEP response 24 January 2018

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Mundy v. the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate) - ALEP response 24 January 2018

A response from ALEP - written by Mark Chick, ALEP Director and Partner, Bishop & Sewell LLPThe Association of Leasehold ...

December 2017

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ALEP welcomes Eleanor Murray as Solicitor Committee member

Tuesday 12 December 2017

ALEP welcomes Eleanor Murray as Solicitor Committee member

The directors and committee of ALEP extend a warm welcome to Eleanor Murray, Head of Enfranchisement and Residential Disputes at ...

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Honorary Secretary’s Report

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Honorary Secretary’s Report

Honorary Secretary’s Report

October 2017

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Sell out ALEP conference sees delegates call for more 'enfranchisement education'

Monday 9 October 2017

Sell out ALEP conference sees delegates call for more 'enfranchisement education'

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) hosted its first ever annual conference on Monday 9 October 2017 at The Barbican Centre, ...

August 2017

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BISHOP & SEWELL AND FISHER MEREDITH AGREE TO MERGE

Monday 21 August 2017

BISHOP & SEWELL AND FISHER MEREDITH AGREE TO MERGE

The Partners of Bishop & Sewell and Fisher Meredith are pleased to announce that Fisher Meredith has joined forces and ...

July 2017

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Leasehold Houses and Ground Rents: A response from ALEP

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Leasehold Houses and Ground Rents: A response from ALEP

ALEP welcomes the announcement by Sajid Javid that the government plans for leasehold reforminclude banning ground rents for new leasehold ...

May 2017

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About ALEP

Tuesday 2 May 2017

About ALEP

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) brings together barristers, managing agents, project managers, solicitors and valuers working in the leasehold sector under one, all-encompassing professional membership organisation.

Leasehold enfranchisement is a complex issue, which requires the services of professionals who are qualified and competent in dealing with intricacies it presents.

Through a rigorous vetting process, ALEP ensures its member firms have proven positive results in this sector, thereby providing the public - be they leaseholder or freeholder -  with reassurance that they will receive a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism.

ALEP, which is not an advice service, was established in 2007 in response to concerns raised by owners of leasehold properties who wanted reassurance that the people they were dealing with were reputable. Freeholders also require this reassurance.

Another aim of the Association is to facilitate communication between practitioners; since its launch, ALEP has not only opened up dialogue within the sector, but also provided valuable input into government consultations and offered counsel and guidance on leasehold and enfranchisement legislation.

April 2017

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'We won once'... win twice at ALEP Annual Quiz

Thursday 27 April 2017

'We won once'... win twice at ALEP Annual Quiz

‘We won once...' were crowned winners of  ALEP’s 4th annual Quiz Night.
The team, which last won in 2015, was made up of representatives from Trowers and Hamlins.

ALEP held an evening of Brainteasers at Forge, Bank where nine teams battled it out over six rounds on questions from general knowledge, word facts, famous faces, food and drink, sport and London trivia!

Last year’s winners, ‘Wisdom of Wilsons'  were unable to hold onto their title and a tense tie-break saw three teams clamour [not] to win the losers' wooden spoons.

The quiz was once again supported by Kerry London which kindly donated the top raffle prize of a champagne brunch at The Landmark.

The raffle, which was also generously supported by Bishop & Sewell, Leasehold Solutions, Wilsons, Seddons and Robsons, raised over £300 for Cancer Research.

Next event:    ALEP on the Town - Thursday 25 May. 
For more information click here.

December 2016

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Legal ladies first at ALEP’s 10th anniversary conference: Ellodie Gibbons and Anna Favre named as hosts

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Legal ladies first at ALEP’s 10th anniversary conference: Ellodie Gibbons and Anna Favre named as hosts

Two of the legal sector’s leading lights have been named as joint hosts for the Association of Leasehold and ...

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Leasehold to be subject of Commons debate: Tuesday 20 December 2016

Monday 19 December 2016

Leasehold to be subject of Commons debate: Tuesday 20 December 2016

Representatives of ALEP attended an APPG on the subject of commonhold and leasehold, held in Westimster on Wednesday 14 December. The meeting can be viewed here.

On Tuesday 20 December MPs will take part in a general debate on leasehold and commonhold reform. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation from Jim Fitzpatrick MP and Sir Peter Bottomley MP.

The debate can be viewed on Parliament television here

A House of Commons Library briefing provides background information for the debate and can be read in full here:

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