Morning, Thursday, 12th March 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
The conference will be an opportunity to discuss:
Delegates will discuss the likely impact of these proposals along with the next steps for leasehold reform as outlined in the Queen’s Speech including how the new Government aims to take forward its programme of reform and protect tenants, remove ground rents on new leases and give leaseholders new rights to challenge charges.
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Professor Nicholas Hopkins, Commissioner, Property, Family and Trust Law, Law Commission; and
- Judge Siobhan McGrath, President, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.
Further speakers include: Jonathan Achampong, Wedlake Bell; Mark Chick, Bishop & Sewell; Mark Cunningham, Anthony James Estate Agents; Dr Nigel Glen, ARMA; Matthew Jupp, UK Finance; Katherine Lang, Taylor Wessing; Sebastian O’Kelly, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership; Michael Voges, Associated Retirement Community Operators and Shula Rich, Leasehold Campaigner and RTM Consultant.
- The Law Commission’s report on leasehold and right to manage - key recommendations;
- Consumer protection - redress, regulation of property agents, and the Housing Court;
- Reforms to property rights - enfranchisement, right to manage, and the implications of market trends;
- The Law Commission’s view on commonhold reform;
- Commonhold reform - consumer choice and understanding, converting to commonhold, and developing a culture change; and
- Priorities for policy - the future model for property law.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Legal Policy Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; MHCLG; NAO and the Welsh Government.