Understanding leasehold and service charge disputes

Thursday 23 October 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

This Housing Team seminar will help enrich delegates' understanding of leasehold and service charge disputes and will give practical tips on taking a case to the First-tier Tribunal.

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  
Areas of Law: Housing Law , Property Disputes

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This seminar aims to give practitioners who are new to this area of law a background and practical tips on how to represent clients involved in service charge and leasehold disputes successfully.

This seminar will cover:

  • The law surrounding service charge and leasehold disputes
  • Interpreting written leases, service charges and administration charges
  • Disputes concerning the quality, nature and extent of works carried out by landlords
  • Practical tips on taking a case to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) presented by a First-tier Tribunal judge
  • The procedure and costs regime of the Tribunal

What is included?

  • 1.5 hours of fully-accredited CPD training
  • Talks prepared by an experienced housing law barrister and a First-tier Tribunal judge
  • Comprehensive notes for your future reference
  • The opportunity to ask questions
  • Refreshments

Who should attend?

Housing law solicitors working at all levels who aim to practise in this area of law.

About the speakers

John Beckley undertakes a broad mix of housing law work with expertise in defending vulnerable clients and in possession and eviction cases. He also has extensive experience in community care, social security and asylum support.

Tim Powell is a judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Prior to his appointment as a judge, he was a housing solicitor with his own firm, Powell Foster, in Brixton. He has extensive knowledge of the law and procedure concerning leasehold disputes.

Cost: £25.00 per person plus VAT

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