PROGRAMME
(Subject to change)
08:45   Registration and refreshments
09:30   Welcome address from the Chair
    Damian Greenish - Conference Chair
09:45   Plenary 1
Ministerial Address
    Mrs Heather Wheeler MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Housing and Homelessness
10:05   Plenary 2
Law Commission Update
    Professor Nicholas Hopkins – Law Commission
10:40   Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing
11:00   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A1   Legal, Reform and Regulation

Alternatives to Enfranchisement

  • Right of First Refusal
  • Acquisition Orders under 1987 Act - "Missing" Landlord cases
  • Variation of Leases as a means of resolution
    Ellodie Gibbons - Tanfield Chambers

Anna Favre - Cripps Pemberton Greenish
A2   Property Management :

Case Law update
    Siobhan McGrath – President First Tier-Tribunal
A3   Valuation :

Valuation in Uncertain times

  • Cladding related valuations
  • Reform and Mortgageability
  • Help to Buy Resale valuation
  • Extend now?
    Chair – Chris Baker – McDowalls Surveyors

11:55   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
B1   Leasehold Conveyancing – Avoiding the traps

  • Conveyancing Quality Scheme
  • Reports on title and duty to advise
  • LPE1 and 2 & Additional enquiries
    Rawdon Crozier – KBG Chambers
B2   Managing Property

Examining the costs issue

  • Latest costs position from UT/FTT
  • Fit for purpose?
  • Alternative approaches
    Amanda Gourlay - Tanfield Chambers

Jeff Platt - Section 20 Ltd
B3   Valuation

The role of technology and data in valuation

  • The valuation market today
  • Technology enabling strategic decision making
  • How technology can affect valuation processes.
    Ross Allan – Hometrack
12:40   Lunch
13:40   Plenary 3
Law Reform – How hard can it be?

  • Case Study - the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill
  • The practicalities of proposed reform
  • How long will it take?
    Justin Bates - Barrister

Landmark Chambers


14:10   Plenary 4 - Discussion Panel
Consultation Fever

  • Reform and Regulation position
  • Interim arrangements
  • Addressing Redress
  • Lessons learned
    Stephanie Lovegrove – 4-5 Gray's Inn Square

Yashmin Mistry – JPC Law

Sam Massey – SDL Property Partners

Katrine Sporle – The Property Ombudsman

14:55   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
C1   Legal, Reform and Regulation

Leasehold property – Informing purchasers and examining mis-selling
  • Improving awareness of Leasehold tenure
  • Regulating and standardising information
  • Examples of mis-selling examined
  • Defining good practice
    Rawdon Crozier - KBJ Chambers

Sebastian O'Kelly - LKP

Katie Kendrick - NLC

Tim Douglas - NAEA
C2   Managing Property

Safety and The Property Manager – Panel session

  • Who is taking responsibility?
  • How do we ensure safety?
  • Safety and self-management
    Chair - Nigel Glen - CEO ARMA

Andrew Bulmer – CEO IRPM

Cass Zanelli – PM Legal Services
C3   Valuation

Preparing for FTT

  • Directions - Comply or else
  • Documents - Proving your case
  • The role of Advocates
    Richard Murphy - RJC Chartered Surveyors

Nicola Muir - Tanfield Chambers

15:40   Refreshment break and exhibition viewing
16:00   Plenary 5 – Afternoon Keynote
Improving the resolution of property disputes in tribunals:

  • What can be done within the current rules?
  • What needs to change?
  • The Lands Chamber's new Practice Direction
  • The Property Chamber Deployment Project
  • The HMCTS Reform programme
    Martin Rodger QC - Deputy President

Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

16:25   Plenary 6

Panel Session

Commonhold – The Future?
    Chair – Mark Chick - Director - ALEP

James Driscoll - Author

Philip Rainey QC – Tanfield Chambers

16:55   Chair to close
    Damian Greenish - Conference Chair
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