Thursday 26 April 2018
ALEP members enjoyed a night of Mastermind and Mojitos at ALEP's fifth annual quiz night, which raised more than £500 for ...
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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."
Thursday 22 February 2018
Hours before the Law Commission published a Call for Evidence on the subject ofCommonhold Law, over 150 professionals from the leasehold ...
Thursday 22 February 2018
Following the ALEP Commonhold Lecture last week, and as part of our ongoing consultation with the Law Commission, ALEP has ...
Wednesday 24 January 2018
A response from ALEP - written by Mark Chick, ALEP Director and Partner, Bishop & Sewell LLPThe Association of Leasehold ...
Tuesday 12 December 2017
The directors and committee of ALEP extend a warm welcome to Eleanor Murray, Head of Enfranchisement and Residential Disputes at ...
Tuesday 5 December 2017
Honorary Secretary’s Report
Monday 9 October 2017
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) hosted its first ever annual conference on Monday 9 October 2017 at The Barbican Centre, ...
Monday 21 August 2017
The Partners of Bishop & Sewell and Fisher Meredith are pleased to announce that Fisher Meredith has joined forces and ...
Tuesday 25 July 2017
ALEP welcomes the announcement by Sajid Javid that the government plans for leasehold reforminclude banning ground rents for new leasehold ...