Our Constitution

Our Objectives

ALEP exists to ensure that leaseholders and freeholders can access the services of competent enfranchisement professionals and works to ensure best practice within the residential leasehold sector.

Residential leaseholders in England and Wales have various rights in law to purchase their freeholds, extend their leases, and address issues relating to the management of their properties.

There is a wide range of information and advice available to leaseholders and freeholders from a variety of organisations operating in the enfranchisement sector. These include: government bodies; barristers; managing agents; project managers; solicitors; surveyors; and valuers.

However, many leaseholders in particular are confused by the choices available to them and require specialist support to exercise their rights. There is a wide variety of practitioners who assist leaseholder and freeholder clients with their enfranchisement issues.

ALEP objectives are:

To provide potential clients with details of member organisations with sufficient knowledge, intent and capacity to provide a satisfactory service;

To promote best practice among members through an evolving code of practice;

To act as a forum for member organisations for the exchange of ideas and to improve standards throughout the sector;

To represent members’ interests to government, the press, other associations and the general public.

To provide an avenue for recourse for dissatisfied clients of member organisations by means of an effective independent complaints procedure.

To view the constitution, please click the link below.

PDF – ALEP Constitution 2022

To view the Articles of Association, please click the link below.

PDF – ALEP Articles of Association 2022


If you would like to join ALEP and are a barrister, managing agent, project manager, solicitor or valuer meeting our membership criteria, then we welcome your application.

Discover the benefits of ALEP membership and find out more about the application process.