Morning, Friday, 9th September 2022
This conference focuses on leasehold reform in England and Wales.
Following the passage of the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022, it is bringing together stakeholders and policymakers to examine issues going forward, including the implementation of ground rent reforms and the impacts on markets, landlords and developers.
Discussion will also look ahead to the next stages of the Government’s legislative programme in this area, evaluating proposed reforms to enfranchisement valuation, premiums and processes, the marriage value and further changes to cap ground rent for existing leases.
Delegates will also consider commonhold ownership, options for simplifying conversion and association processes, and the priorities for building lender, developer and investor confidence.
With growing concerns about both affordability in the housing market and house building falling behind national need, delegates will also assess the potential impact of new and proposed reforms on stakeholders and market conditions.
We are pleased to be able to include a keynote contribution from Judge Siobhan McGrath, President, First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. The chairs are Lord Berkeley, Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Infrastructure; and Sir Peter Bottomley MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform.
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the Home Office and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords.