Leasehold Knowledge Week

22-25 March 2021


25 Mar 21


10:00 to 11:00

We are delighted to announce News on the Block’s Leasehold Knowledge Week 22-25 March.  With restrictions still in place, this year’s annual Leasehold London will take place online with it's usual variety of sessions aimed to inform, update and inspire.   

There will be two sessions a day at 10:00 - 11:00 and 14:00 15:00 hosted by our team of experts.  

Please use the links below to register for each individua session you woud like to attend. 


Monday 22nd March 2021

2020 Case Review
10:00 - 11:00 - Tristan Salter, Barrister, Five Paper

A look back at the cases of 2020 and what they can teach us about the challenges facing property sector in 2021 

  • The process of providing consent after Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited
  • ​Shared ownership and qualifying tenants 
  • Challenges to leasehold management via company law 
  • Section 21 and the prescribed requirements 

To register for this session please click here.

​​Service Charges: Apportionment of a fair proportion
14:00 - 15:00   Elizabeth England, Barrister, Five Paper

  • Principles of ‘fair’ apportionment
  • “Fair” “Proper” “Due” “Reasonable” proportions
  • Criterion Buildings Ltd v McKinsey [2021]
  • ​Useful principles to take away

To register for this session please click here.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 

Using drones to better understand your block
10:00 - 11:00 -  Adam Bailey, Director of EK Digital, Part of the Earl Kendrick Group

  • Why use drones?
  • What are the regulations for using drones?
  • Why use a professional drone operator?
  • What can drones achieve?
  • ​How does this help leaseholders and block managers?

To register for this session please click here.

​Mediation - Preparing for life post Lockdown- what can you do with a dispute without going to Court?
14:00 - 15:00  Roger Levitt, Mediator

  • Making the arrangement - preparation 
  • The Pre - mediation Zoom meeting 
  • Check the technology / explain Break out Rooms 
  • Check the attendees 
  • Body language / atmosphere / dynamics 
  • Patience / down time 
  • Resilience / breaks 
  • Prepare for settlement  

To register for this session please click here.

Wednesday 24th March 2021 

The trials and tribulations of managing an RTM Block
10:00 - 11:00 - Sarah Goodall, Senior Associate, Shoosmiths

This session will look at the issues which arise in managing an RTM block and practical solutions, including:

  • The issues with estates
  • Finances
  • Consents
  • Enforcement
  • Relationships

To register for this session please click here. 

The do’s and don’ts of reading a lease
14:00 - 15:00 Yashmin Mistry, Partner, JPC Real Estate

Not all Leases are clear and straightforward…and sadly not all are the same!  In this practical session on “How to Read a Lease”, viewers will learn:

  • The importance of knowing what is in a lease
  • Understanding the various parties obligations under the lease
  • How to read a Lease and the rules of lease interpretation
  • Common pitfalls when reading leases
  • Remedying defective leases

​To register for this session please click here.

Thursday 25th March 2021 

Residential Fire Safety Update
10:00 - 11:00

This session, led by Cassandra Zanelli, will focus on the ongoing discussions regarding recovery of costs in relation to fire safety works, to help managing agents and landlords gain a better understanding of the current position and also upcoming changes under the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill. Cassandra will consider:
  •  “Qualifying works” and when (or if) section 20 is triggered for surveys and assessments
  • EWS1: who’s paying?
  • Fire Safety Bill “ping pong”: where are we now on who pays for the costs of the remedial works?
  • Building safety charges: an overview
  • Troubleshooting and watching out for deficient leases!

​To register for this session please click here.

Preparing for Building Safety Reform
14:00 - 15:00 Dr Shaun Lundy, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Tetra Consulting

This session, led by Dr Shaun Lundy, will help property owners and managing agents gain a better understanding of the upcoming Fire Safety and Building Safety Bills, and help them to prepare for the new considerations around residential buildings that are over 18m or 6 storeys in height. Shaun will cover:

  • What property owners and agents can be doing now to prepare for these changes
  • The significance of the Building Safety Manager role (BSM)
  • What a Safety Case Report may look like

To register for this session please click here.

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