Hot Topics in Residential Leasehold Conveyancing with Stephen Desmond, including Building Safety

22/02/2023 9:00 am
Stephen Desmond
The Redgrave Suite, Moor Hall, Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9QH

Level: Update/Intermediate

As a busy property lawyer, you will know that leasehold is a complex and high-risk area of practice. So, this presentation is designed to provide you with a vital overview on a range of current matters that you otherwise might not have time to read about.

A key part of this seminar will be its focus on the practical implications of developments in the field of residential long leases, including tribunal decisions and recent legislative activity in Parliament.

As this area of the law is rapidly evolving, the content is liable to change (eg, as and when the government announces new leasehold reform measures).

Key topics covered by this course will include:

  • The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act and the latest on CMA enforcement action
  • The latest developments on fire and building safety (including cladding, fire risk assessments and EWS1s, fire safety assessments 2021 and the Building Safety Act 2022)
  • Recent decisions on Airbnb sub-lets
  • A range of current issues pertaining to repair covenants, service charges and insurance
  • Is the law on forfeiture about to be overhauled? What about assured tenancies and long lease?
  • Licence for alterations granted in breach of landlord covenant
  • Roofspace lease demise: is this a lease in possession?
  • Was the landlord prevented from redeveloping the roof space?