Upcoming ALEP conference to address leasehold’s most-debated topics: Commonhold and onerous ground rents top the bill

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) is hosting its annual conference on Tuesday 24 September 2019.  

A leading event for professionals working in leasehold enfranchisement, this year’s conference will debate and highlight issues that have influenced the sector over the last year and Commonhold and lessee disputes, along with onerous ground rents will take centre stage.  

Anna Bailey, Co-founder and Director of ALEP, said: “Recent government announcements on changes to leasehold legislation, an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority, and imminent recommendations from the Law Commission have all ensured that leasehold has remained firmly in the spotlight. The ALEP’s conference is one of the sector’s most hotly anticipated events, and we promise to deliver again on content and discussion this year.  


“We are proud to deliver a line-up of impressive speakers who will deliver thought-provoking presentations designed to encourage delegates to debate and share their wide-ranging views.” 

Back by popular demand is the additional morning session, where delegates will be able to choose from workshops including: Valuation for lawyers presented by Damian Greenish, or Leasehold law for lawyers by Katherine Simpson. Aimed more specifically at paralegals and solicitors with up to three years’ PQE and trainee and graduate surveyors, the morning session may also be of interest for those professionals seeking a useful refresher on the basics! 

Following lunch, the afternoon session begins with a presentation on How to value onerous ground rents delivered by Piers Harrison of Tanfield Chambers and Peter Beckett of Beckett and Kay.   

This will be followed by a market update delivered by Knight Frank; delegates are then able to choose between three breakout sessions which address relativity outside the Prime Central London market, getting Notices of Claim right and the valuation of intermediate leases.  

Nicola Muir leads the second half of the conference with a presentation looking at Commonhold and debates whether it could be the answer to leasehold disputes. Philip Rainey QC will close with a case update. A drinks reception will follow the conference.  

Tickets are selling out fast, and delegates are encouraged to book by Friday 16th August to take advantage of the early bird discount on all tickets.  

Please click here for the full agenda, for more information and to book.


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