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Mark Chick will be speaking at MBL’s Leasehold Enfranchisement Conference being held in London on 25th June, 2019.

This popular MBL conference once again focuses on the important topical issues for practitioners. Topics range from enfranchisement to the current problematical issues on ground rent through to the government’s plans on rogue landlords and the spate of new cases in relation to service charge liability.

Mark Chick will be speaking in the morning session at 09:30-10:15 on “Commonhold – Will it take hold?“:

Commonhold has been on the statute books since 2004 and yet there are more books written about Commonhold than there are Commonhold developments. The Law Commission has recently consulted on re-invigorating Commonhold following the outcomes of the Government Consultation on ‘Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market.’ There are number of ‘known issues’ with Commonhold as an alternative to leasehold tenure that need to be overcome if it is to work. As Commonhold is likely to be a big part of the future legal landscape for residential property practitioners should become familiar with it now.

Topics will include:

  • What exactly is a Commonhold?
  • Why has it not been more widely adapted?
  • An update on the Law Commission Consultation
  • The proposed interplay between enfranchisement rights and Commonhold
  • What a Commonhold future might look like


MBL is a leading provider of learning and development programmes for professional service firms.

If you have a query concerning leasehold property then please contact our expert Landlord & Tenant team by emailing

Mark Chick Senior Partner   +44 (0)20 7079 2415

Category: News, Events | Date: 21st Jun 2019

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