In early August, the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) became aware of a government consultation being undertaken in relation to proposed increases in tribunal fees.
The consultation - Enhanced fees for divorce, possession claims and general applications in civil proceedings and consultation on further fees proposal - centres on the government’s drive to improve efficiency and modernise HM’s Courts and Tribunal Services, and reduce costs to the taxpayer.
On Tuesday 15 September, ALEP submitted its official response to the consultation (Appendix A), which outlined its concerns in full and rejects, outright, the proposal as it stands on the basis that it is wholly unfair to leaseholders and will firmly strengthen the position of freeholders.Read full article
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has announced the line up for its Autumn Conference 2015.
The event is being held on Tuesday 20 October at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park.
ALEP prides itself on delivering conferences twice a year that are specific and relevant to the leasehold enfranchisement sector and the line-up for this event is no exception.Read full article
Manuel Swaden Solicitors was founded in 1989 and being located in West Hampstead, is within easy reach of the West End and the City. Manuel Swaden specialise in the law relating to Property and Private Client and have earned a reputation of providing top quality legal advice whilst retaining a personal and hands-on approach.
Manuel Swaden currently acts for a number of corporate landlords on large numbers of lease extensions of flats in their various buildings. In addition, the firm has acted for and continues to act for many individual tenants both to extend the terms of their leases and in a number of cases, for groups of tenants in the purchase of their freehold by way of collective enfranchisement.
Partner, Tamara Lester says, "We have developed excellent relationships with surveyors in this field to enable them to offer an exemplary service to their clients and are delighted to have been accepted to join ALEP."Read full article
The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) welcomed senior representatives from the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM), and the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) to its bi-annual Leasehold Roundtable in central London.Read full article
ALEP is delighted to support Leasehold Forum Summer Conference, which is taking place on Thursday 16th July 2015 at the Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate, Surrey.Read full article
On Wednesday 13 May over 70 ALEP members and guests enjoyed the second annual ALEP quiz night - Quiz in the City - at Rocket, City.
The evening was once again sponsored by Kerry London, with member firms also generously donating raffle prizes worth £800.
Sixteen firms battled to win the highly sought-after ALEP Quiz in the City Cup, answering general knowledge questions on subjects from world cities and sports to cinematic closing lines. Teams also faced multiple choice enfranchisement questions set by ALEP’s Honorary President, Damian Greenish of Pemberton Greenish.
The winning team, ‘Class A’, comprised members from Pemberton Greenish and Tanfield Chambers, and the judges were assured that no help was given by Damian himself!Read full article
ALEP’s Spring Conference 2015 took place on Tuesday 24 March at The Royal Institution in Mayfair. A record 265 delegates attended the event, which was hosted by ALEP’s Honorary President, Damian Greenish of Pemberton Greenish, and sponsored once again by Kerry London Insurance.Read full article
We are delighted to announce that ALEP's Autumn Conference will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2015 at The Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park.
This event is sponsored by our event partner, Kerry London.
Please return for further updates.
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We are delighted to welcome Maidenhead based Kempton Carr Croft as our latest member firm.
Kempton Carr Croft is a multi-disciplined firm of Chartered Surveyors offering independent expertise, advice and services relating to commercial and residential property and land.
The firm serves London and the Thames Valley to provide property solutions, and states that its " commitment to our clients is to provide a consistently high quality of service and the best advice possible. Professional excellence, integrity, client focus and honesty are at the heart of all of our business processes."
The firm is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, (RICS).
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Press release: 23 February 2015
Senior representatives from the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE), the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM), the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), met recently for talks in central London.
The meeting, which was hosted by ALEP, was a follow-up to a roundtable held last summer and facilitated informal discussions on issues currently affecting the leasehold and enfranchisement sector.
Alex Greenslade, ALEP’s Honorary Secretary, commented:
“These biannual meetings have allowed us to agree a set of objectives and, importantly, put in place a strategy for continued collaboration and consultation, which is vital for raising standards in the sector.”
Janie Strange is Joint CEO of the IRPM. She commented:
"The Institute of Residential Property Management delivers a portable professional qualification in residential property management. It is open to anyone working in the sector. Our aims include raising standards in the sector and generally improving the standing of the sector in the eyes of the public. By working with other professional bodies, we are able to strengthen our commitment. We are pleased to be working with the ALEP, and the other organisations in the group, for the mutual benefit of our organisations and our members."
Patrick Bullick, Chairman of National Association of Estate Agents- London Region, said of the event:
“ NAEA & ARLA are pleased to be working closely with other member bodies, relevant organisations and government to deal with the often complex issues that can arise around leasehold ownership. Our aim is to help raise the awareness of agents and the public to these issues and how best to deal with them.”Read full article