TO BE PUBLISHED March 2020
This conference focuses on the reform of property law in England and Wales - including wide-ranging changes to leasehold and commonhold.
The conference takes place at a key stage for policy in this area, and will be an opportunity to discuss the likely impact of the Law Commission’s recently published report on leasehold enfranchisement.
It also comes as the Commission prepares to conclude its reports on right to manage and commonhold, and the CMA finalises the findings of its investigation into the leasehold market.
Further sessions discuss the next steps for leasehold reform as outlined in the Queen’s Speech, and the new government plans to take forward its programme of reform, including:
- Protection of tenants;
- Removing ground rents on new leases; and
- Giving 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.
The chair for the second half of the seminar will be Sir Peter Bottomley MP.
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; Sebastian O’Kelly, Leasehold Knowledge Partnership; Shula Rich, Leasehold Campaigner and RTM Consultant and Michael Voges, Associated Retirement Community Operators
- 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;
- 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; the Valuation Office Agency; Office for National Statistics; DIT; and the Welsh Government.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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