Type Speaker CPD Hours Level
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SRA Competency B D


Chaired by Mark Chick, this live online conference will examine a range of important and topical issues in residential landlord and tenant and housing law.

Each session will provide opportunity for questions and answers.

Conference Agenda

This live and interactive 5-hour conference will cover the following:

10.00am-11.00am: Possession Proceedings - Where Are We Now?

Brooke Lyne

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen a wave of temporary substantive and procedural changes to claims for possession. The full impact and consequences of these changes are yet to be realised.

This session will cover the current issues in possession matters and provide practical insights into how these cases are being dealt with in the courts.

  • Possession notices and notice periods
  • Pre-action conduct
  • Changes to enforcement
  • Practicalities and timing

11.00am-12.00pm: Housing Conditions Claims

Gary Lewis

This topical session will look at recent legal updates in housing conditions claims including the approach of courts to claims brought under the new Fitness for Human Habitation provisions since its full introduction on 20 March 2020.

Break for lunch

1.00pm-2.00pm: Anti-Social Behaviour Cases

Gary Lewis

This session will focus on the up to date position insofar as it concerns the most common legal tools designed to address tenant anti-social behaviour with a particular focus on anti-social behaviour injunctions and committal applications.

2.00pm-3.00pm: Residential Service Charges

Rachel Garton

This session will review the residential service charge - section 20 consultations and will consider recent case law.

  • Purpose of consultation
  • Definitions
  • The consultation period and process
  • Notice of intention
  • Notice of estimates/proposals
  • Notice of reasons
  • Risks and dispensation
  • Recent Case law on consultations

PM Break

3.15pm-4.15pm: The Law Commission's Proposals for the Reform of Residential Leasehold Property

Mark Chick

In July 2020, The Law Commission published three papers setting out proposals for the reform of the law as it relates to enfranchisement, exercising the right to manage and reinvigorating commonhold.

Residential property practitioners should be aware of the proposals for change in these areas as it is quite possible that there will be movement to reform the law relating to residential leasehold in the foreseeable future. Clients also often ask questions about these proposals and an awareness of them in overview is an essential part of future planning in any property lawyer’s toolkit.

The session will review the proposals for the reform of the law in relation to enfranchisement and look briefly at the issues surrounding commonhold and its proposals for reform together with a short look at the proposals to reform the law in relation to the right to manage.

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 18.03.2021

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Residential Landlord & Tenant - 2021 Virtual Conference

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