Mark Chick, our Senior Partner and Head of Landlord and Tenant, is also a Director of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).
Mark has many years’ experience of advising on a wide range of issues relating to landlord and tenant, including property litigation, and is on the FtT frequent user panel.
As ALEP Director and Executive Committee member, he provides strategic input to the Association (now in its fourteenth year) and has contributed to a series of articles this week relating to the government’s announcement on leasehold reform.
Of the announcement he says:
“This news shows commitment from government to deliver changes in the residential leasehold sector and indicates intention to reform the law in this area after many years of debate and discussion – a debate at which ALEP is proud to have been at the forefront.
However, the measures have thrown up more questions than they have answered for professionals working in enfranchisement. ALEP is calling for further clarity regarding the timescales of these changes, when the first draft of this legislation will be released and more detail on what these changes will actually look like in practice. As this is just the first part of a ‘seminal two-part reforming legislation’ we are calling for more detailed information on what the next steps are and what they will include.”
The articles can be read here:
- Leasehold reforms ‘raise more questions than they answer’ | News | Law Gazette
- Government announces new reforms for leaseholders | Today’s Conveyancer