Seminars & Speaker Engagements  

Property Law Conference

Location: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London, UK

Date: 28/06/2018   Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Register 2018-06-28 09:00:00 2018-06-28 18:00:00 Europe/London Property Law Conference St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London, UK


Keynote Sessions

Leasehold Law reform – the Government and the Law commission proposal – Speaker: Andrew Dymond

Leasehold law is in a state of flux. The Government has proposed several reforms, while the Law Commission is considering the law of residential leasehold as part of its 13th Programme of Law Reform. This session aims to provide an overview on the various strands of reform being considered and to provide an update on the latest developments in the reform programme.

The wider impact of Grenfell Tower – Speaker: Justin Bates

Grenfell Tower was a tragedy which shocked the nation. The Public Inquiry is underway and will deal both with the immediate causes of the disaster and also wider points of importance, especially for regulatory reform. At the same time, other inquiries and reports are also ongoing, e.g. into the Building Regulations. This session aims to update participants on the state of the inquiry, outline the likely reform proposals and then discuss the impact that has already been felt by private sector landlords and tenants

This session will cover:
∙ The scope of the inquiry, its aims and progress to date
∙ Other ongoing reforms and inquiries (e.g. Building Regs review)
∙ Implications for the private sector

Question Time – Meet the Experts

Workshop Sessions

Up, down, all around – covenants and consents for extensions – Speakers: Annette CafferkeyRea Murray
∙ When can a freeholder or a leaseholder carry out an extension to building?
∙ When consent can be refused
∙ Challenges to refusals

Right to manage – Speakers: Justin Bates, Ayesha Omar
∙ What is the right to manage?
∙ Buildings over which the RTM can be acquired
∙ How to acquire the RTM

When service charges go bad – waiver, estoppel by convention, variation of leases – Speakers: Robert Brown, Brooke Lyne
∙ Understanding leasehold service charge mechanisms and when they can be misapplied
∙ When there might have been a waiver or an estoppel by convention
∙ How to apply for variation of leases

The role of experts and evidence in tribunal hearings – Speaker: Naveen Agnihotri
∙ Procedures for obtaining evidence
∙ The role of an expert in common tribunal disputes
∙ Evidence handling during hearings

Tackling breaches of leases – enforcement & forfeiture – Speakers: Christopher Baker, Rayan Imam
∙ How to tell when a covenant has been breached (understanding covenants and evidencing breach)
∙ Forfeiture procedure
∙ Other remedies

Lease Extensions: The case for valuation reform – Speakers: Stephanie Lovegrove, Clara Zang
∙ An overview of lease extension valuation
∙ A spotlight on Mundy v Sloane Stanley Estate Trustees [2018] EWCA Civ 35; [2018] H.L.R. 13
∙ Housing White Paper and Law Commission reforms: the potential impact

Settling neighbour disputes – Speaker: Jonathan Manning, Anneli Robins
∙ The role of a managing agent in resolving disputes between neighbours
∙ Breaches and injunctions
∙ Costs of legal action


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