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Leasehold management

10 July 2018


Exploring how to make leasehold and service charge management more effective.

What you'll learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • State the characteristics of long leases Explain the rights that leaseholders have with regards to service charges and major works
  • Recognise how shared ownership differs from ‘traditional’ leasehold and the differences between tenancies and leasehold
  • Understand the importance of what is written in the lease
  • Apply measures who could help in preventing service charge arrears
  • Appreciate good practice in managing the collection of service charges
  • Manage the Section 20 process when major works are required and manage the repayment of associated charges
  • Explain the powers of the courts to forfeit leases and how to forfeit leases
  • Understand the role of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

Topics covered

  • Changes to shared ownership clauses
  • Changes to shared ownership leases
  • Complaint handling
  • Consent to the mortgage
  • Contents of the lease
  • Depreciation
  • Downward staircasing (Flexible tenure)
  • Express
  • Forfeiture
  • Freehold and leasehold tenure
  • Fundamental Clauses: Pre 6/4/10
  • Further measures regarding accounts
  • Implies terms
  • Insurance
  • Is there any need to consult at all?
  • Leasehold valuation tribunal
  • Leaseholder major works repayments options
  • Long term agreements
  • Major works consultation
  • Partnered procurement
  • Possession action by the landlord
  • Possession action by the lender
  • Process for calculating service charges
  • Recognised tenants associations
  • Service Charges: The rights of the leaseholds
  • Shared ownership and shared equity
  • Traditional procurement and major works
  • Trust accounts
  • Typical leasehold income recovery strategy
  • Varying of leases
  • What are reserve funds?

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Who should attend

Frontline housing staff, housing managers and those responsible for developing leaseholder/shared ownership policies and advisers. 

Further information

Duration: 1 full day

Dates & Locations

10 July 2018, Cardiff


CIH Members|Housing Partnership Organisations: £149 + vat

Non Members: £199 + vat

What previous participants have said

'Excellent trainer. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic'

'Good delivery and knowledge of the subject matter'

'Friendly and explianed all aspects clearly'

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