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Law Commission leasehold events

Thursday 31 January 2019

The Law Commission is holding a series of special consultation events around the country aimed at professionals, covering the topics of leasehold home ownership and exercising the right to manage, and commonhold as an alternative to leasehold ownership.

Book your place to hear about and discuss the Law Commission’s recent consultation papers, and contribute your voice to the debate. 

The right to manage is a way in which leaseholders can gain control over the management of their buildings. The right to manage consultation paper sets out provisional proposals to make the procedure simpler, quicker and more flexible.

Commonhold is an alternative to leasehold ownership, enabling freehold ownership of flats, interdependent commercial units and other types of property. The commonhold consultation paper sets out provisional proposals to reform the law of commonhold to make it a workable alternative to leasehold.

The events will cover Commonhold and Right to Manage, with discussions focusing on converting to commonhold, making commonhold work in mixed-use developments and financing the commonhold. The Law Commission will also give a brief overview of their key proposals on Right to Manage (RTM) and allow the opportunity for discussion. They will take an in-depth look at the technical details of a selection of the Law Commission's provisional proposals for reform, which will be of particular interest to professionals in the property and legal sectors.

Event Dates

Spaces at the events are FREE and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please sign-up early to avoid disappointment. Book now via Eventbrite by clicking on one of the locations below:

11 February 2019
Shoosmiths, 2 Colmore Square, 38 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6BJ
Commonhold - 1:30-3:00pm
Right to Manage - 3:30-5:00pm

20 February 2019
Womble Bond Dickinson, Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Road 
Commonhold - 1:30-3:00pm
Right to Manage - 3:30-5:00pm

25 February 2019
Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Callaghan Square, Cardiff CF10 5BT
Commonhold - 1:30-3:00pm
Right to Manage - 3:30-5:00pm

1 March 2019
Irwin Mitchell, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1N 2PZ
Commonhold - 1:30-3:00pm
Right to Manage - 3:30-5:00pm

The Law Commission published its Consultation Paper “Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership” on 10 December 2018. The consultation is open until 10 March 2019. 

The Law Commission’s Consultation Paper “Leasehold home ownership: exercising the right to manage” is intended for publication at the end of January 2019. 

Further details about the projects, and consultations, are available on our website at