Westminster Legal Policy Forum

Property Law in England and Wales - leasehold reform, consumer protection and the expansion of commonhold

TO BE PUBLISHED March 2020


This seminar focuses on the reform of property law in England and Wales - including wide-ranging changes to leasehold and commonhold.


The conference will be an opportunity to discuss:


Delegates will discuss the likely impact of these proposals as government considers next steps for reform.


Speakers


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; 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 agenda


  • The Law Commission’s report on leasehold and right to manage - key recommendations;
  • Consumer protection - the future of 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.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates