PROGRAMME
(Subject to change)
PiP Conference 2018 has now taken place.
We are delighted that the first PiP Conference was able to bring together people from across the sector. It was refreshing to see the key issues of the day debated by delegates with clearly differeing perspectives but with a general acceptance that change is both needed and on it's way.

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08:45   Registration and refreshments
09:30   Welcome address from the Chair
    Rt Hon Keith Hill
Conference Chair
09:40   Plenary 1:
The work of the APPG on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
    Jim Fitzpatrick MP
Co-Chair of APPG on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform
10:10   Plenary 2
Keynote
    Rt Hon Geoffrey Vos
Chancellor of the High Court
10:40   Refreshments and Exhibition Viewing
11:00   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A1   Reform/Regulation
    Justin Bates
Arden Chambers


Case Law and Reform
  • The Key Cases
  • Unanswered questions
  • Recurring legal issues
A2   Legal
    Siobhan McGrath
FTT President


Dual Jurisdiction and the courts
  • Courts and Tribunals working together
  • Removing inefficiency
  • Improving legal redress options
A3   Valuation
    Richard Murphy
RJC Chartered Surveyors

Nicola Muir
Tanfield Chambers


The Quest for The Holy Grail Part 1
  • Background
  • Current Statutory position
  • Current Case Law
  • Valuation issues
11:55   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
B1   Reform/Regulation
    Chair – Tony Essien
CEO LEASE

Katrine Sporle
The Property Ombudsman

Paula Higgins
CEO Home Owners Alliance


What should Redress look like?
  • Current system weaknesses
  • Leaseholder views
  • The role of the Ombudsman
B2   Legal
    Chair – Martin Boyd
Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

Philip Rainey QC
Tanfield Chambers


The case for Commonhold
  • The theory
  • Why Commonhold?
  • Making Commonhold work
B3   Valuation
    Richard Murphy
RJC Chartered Surveyors

James Wyatt
Parthenia


The Quest for The Holy Grail Part 2

  • Market Evidence or Graphs
  • What are the problems with the current situation ?
  • Is there a Holy Grail that will satisfy Landlords/Lessees/MPs
12:40   Lunch
13:40   Plenary 3
Update on the Law Commission's 13th Programme of Law Reform
    Nicholas Hopkins
Law Commissioner


14:10   Plenary 4
Panel Debate - Law Reform
    Chair - Rawdon Crozier
KBG Chambers

Nicholas Hopkins
Law Commission

Philip Rainey QC
Tanfield Chambers

Sebastian O'Kelly
Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

14:55   BREAKOUT SESSIONS
C1   Reform/Regulation
    Stephanie Lovegrove
Arden Chambers


Freedom from Ground Rents?
  • Identifying onerous regimes
  • Planned reforms
  • Impact of abolition
C2   Legal
    Jeff Platt
Section 20 Ltd

Amanda Gourlay
Tanfield Chambers



Fire Safety and Service Charges
  • What is recoverable?
  • Who Pays?
  • The challenges
C3   Valuation
    Richard Murphy
RJC Chartered Surveyors

Chris Baker
McDowalls

Louie Burns
Leasehold Solutions and Partner of Leasehold Valuers and Leasehold Law


Commonhold Valuation
  • The Issues
  • The Options
  • Discussion
15:40   Refreshment break and exhibition viewing
16:15   Panel Session - Regulation of Managing Agents
    Andrew Bulmer
CEO IRPM

Nigel Glen
CEO ARMA

Sam Massey
SDL Property Management

Sebastian O'Kelly
Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

17:10   Chair to close
    Rt Hon Keith Hill
Conference Chair

17:25 - 18:30   Drinks reception
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