ALEP regional leasehold enfranchisement seminar - Bath, Thursday 14 March 2019

Leasehold is currently a much-debated topic and high on the political agenda. That’s why we have joined forces with The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), to present a half-day seminar for professionals in which enfranchisement experts will be providing invaluable insights into this niche sector including:

  • the latest case law
  • an update on the Government and Law Commission’s ongoing consultations on potential reform, and
  • the implications for those operating in the sector and wider industry.

Highly recommended for enfranchisement solicitors and valuation specialists, we will also provide essential information for estate and letting agents, managing agents and conveyancing solicitors, enabling all practitioners to expand their expertise.


2.00 – 2.15 Registration and networking over tea and coffee

2.15 – 2.25 Welcome from Sarah Taylor, Royds Withy King

2.25 – 3.05 Leasehold Reform: 2019 and beyond Nicola Muir, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Nicola will outline the latest on the Law Commission’s work on enfranchisement and reform, its likely impact on leaseholders and those working in the property industry
‘Fixing our broken housing market’, the Government’s white paper, was published in February 2017, and put the housing market under increased scrutiny.

A raft of consultation followed, with a review and proposed changes to Residential Leasehold forming a significant part of the Law Commission’s current programme of law reform.

In this presentation, Nicola will look to bring together an update on what is known about the process and consultations so far, the topics being discussed and what might be the likely next steps.

3.05 – 3.45 Case update Piers Harrison of Tanfield Chambers

Piers will present his insight into recent cases affecting the leasehold sector.

3.45 – 4.00 Tea and coffee

4.00 – 4.05 ALEP update

4.05 – 4.45 Hand in Glove: The role of the solicitor and valuer in enfranchisement Andrew Pridell, Andrew Pridell Associates Ltd and ALEP Director and Committee Member

This presentation will emphasise that solicitors and valuers must talk, engage and cooperate to provide the right advice to clients whether these be freeholders or leaseholders. Andrew will be using layman’s terminology to illustrate not only the importance of dialogue, but also of defining the lines of responsibility after discussions between solicitors and valuers have taken place.

4.45 – 5.15 Panel session Q&A

5.15 – 6.15 Drinks reception

All guests are welcome to join ALEP and our hosts, Royds Withy King, for networking drinks when the seminar concludes.

Event details

Date: Thursday 14 March 2019
Venue: Royds Withy King, Midland Bridge House, Midland Bridge Road, BA2 3FP

Timings: 2.00pm to 5.15pm

Cost: Attendance is free of charge.


To reserve your place, please contact our Marketing team

01225 730 208