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May 2018

Tagged: Member news

ALEP's Anna announced as judge for two top sector awards

Thursday 3 May 2018

ALEP's Anna announced as judge for two top sector awards

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/

April 2018

Tagged: Events

Northern Powerhouse storms ALEP's Mastermind & Mojitos annual quiz night

Thursday 26 April 2018

Northern Powerhouse storms ALEP's Mastermind & Mojitos annual quiz night

ALEP members enjoyed a night of Mastermind and Mojitos at ALEP's fifth annual quiz night, which raised more than £500 for ...

Tagged: Member news

ALEP statement in response to the Law Commission's Terms of Reference announcement - 20.04.18

Friday 20 April 2018

ALEP statement in response to the Law Commission's Terms of Reference announcement - 20.04.18

"The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) welcomes the Law Commission's Terms of Reference announced today, which relate to the future of residential leasehold and Commonhold.

"The Terms of Reference set out policy objectives identified by Government for the Law Commission's Thirteenth Programme of Law Reform. These include more transparency and fairness in the residential leasehold sector, and better deals for leaseholders as consumers. Commonhold is another area to be re-examined and the Law Commission will look at how to implement it as a workable alternative to leasehold – for both new and existing homes.

"The Terms of Reference highlight the intricacies of leasehold and commonhold, and it is clear that better education is needed - particularly  for those starting their careers who may need additional support in navigating the complexities of leasehold enfranchisement.

"ALEP's ethos is about promoting best practice and all members are encouraged to uphold standards within the enfranchisement sector. Coming together for regular member events throughout the year enables members to discuss topical issues – for example, Commonhold was the subject of our February Lecture.

"It is a positive step that the Government and Law Commission are progressing the reforms, and ALEP will continue to play an intrinsic role in further consultation and discussions regarding the implementation of these.

"Solutions for leasehold houses are due to be published by the Government before the end of July, with a detailed consultation on a new enfranchisement regime for leasehold houses and flats taking place in September.

 "We eagerly await updates and the final report which is due to be published in 2019."

February 2018

Tagged: Member news

Sell-out ALEP lecture debates all aspects of Commonhold as call for evidence is announced

Thursday 22 February 2018

Sell-out ALEP lecture debates all aspects of Commonhold as call for evidence is announced

Hours before the Law Commission published a Call for Evidence on the subject ofCommonhold Law, over 150 professionals from the leasehold ...

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Call for Evidence: Law Commission

Thursday 22 February 2018

Call for Evidence: Law Commission

Following the ALEP Commonhold Lecture last week, and as part of our ongoing consultation with the Law Commission, ALEP has ...

January 2018

Tagged: Member news

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

Tagged: Member news

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

Tagged: Member news

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

Tagged: Member news

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 ...

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