Collective Enfranchisement & Lease Extension - Complex Made Simple

Collective Enfranchisement & Lease Extension - Complex Made Simple

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11 Sep 2024 - Manchester
1 Oct 2024 - London


11 Sep 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 4:30 PM


1 Oct 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 4:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
5 hours
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Leasehold enfranchisement is a complex area of landlord and tenant law with many pitfalls. The law is also constantly changing around us which directly impacts how we handle enfranchisement claims.

This full day seminar takes delegates through the constantly changing landscape of enfranchisement claims and includes workshops on specific known issues to practitioners.

It will also include a session on future changes following the introduction of the Leasehold & Freehold Reform Act 2024.

There is cross-over with residential conveyancing, planning, commercial property work and commonhold within the course content.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Where are we now?
    • An overview of enfranchisement
    • A refresher on the enfranchisement process
    • Key enfranchisement deadlines
    • New factors to consider at each stage of the process
    • New compliance and regulation which impacts enfranchisement cases
  • The Impact of fire and building safety on enfranchisement:
    • Fire Safety Act 2021
    • Building Safety Act 2021: remediation
    • Building Safety Act 2021: long-term management (including the Regulator)
    • Common pitfalls for enfranchisement lawyers and valuers
    • Acting for landlords
    • Acting for leaseholders
    • Impact of Part 4 Leasehold & Freehold Reform Act 2024
  • Other disputes in enfranchisement:
    • Nature of other disputes that can arise during an enfranchisement claim
    • Relevant legislation relating to other disputes, including the 1993 Act provisions
    • Impact of other disputes
    • Service charge disputes including major works and dealing with arrears
    • Breaches of lease
    • Rooftop developments
    • Acting for landlords
    • Acting for leaseholders
  • Special cases:
    • Valuation issues in a changing landscape
    • Enfranchisement on estates
    • Mixed-use premises or buildings
    • Informal transactions
    • Shared ownership
    • Acting for third parties
  • The reforms
    • Overview of what we know so far
    • Leasehold & Freehold Reform Act 2024 - the detail
    • Enfranchisement-specific reforms
    • Adjusting current working practices to reflect the Act
    • Avoiding negligence claims in light of the Act
    • Conversion to commonhold
    • Net zero including EPCs
    • Next steps

Collective Enfranchisement & Lease Extension - Complex Made Simple