Managing the castle - 800 years on

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015

Time: 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Jim Shepherd, Stephen Reeder

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

On 15 June 1215 the Magna Carta Libertatum (the Great Charter of the Liberties) provided some of the first property rights for occupiers. In 2002 leaseholders of flats were given the right to manage their blocks by the Commonhold & Leasehold Reform Act 2002 ('CLARA'). The Property Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal ('FTT(RP)') was created in July 2013 and exercises jurisdiction in relation to the 'right to manage' for long leaseholders. 'CLARA' provides a comprehensive legal framework for acquiring the right to manage or appoint a property manager. The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier tribunal)(Property Chamber) Rules 2013 provide a comprehensive procedural framework for the FTT (RP) when resolving property-related disputes including the right to manage.

Specific topics to be covered include -

  • Rules, powers & paperwork - keeping the tribunal happy
  • Whether the RTM company is entitled to acquire the RTM
  • The amount of the landlords costs payable by the RTM Company
  • The amount of service charges to be paid over to the RTM Company
  • Applications for a determination regarding the grant of an approval under a lease

Stephen Reeder will explain the practice and procedure of the FTT (PC) when dealing with right to manage cases. He is a judge of the FTT(PC) and a regional judge. Jim Shepherd will explain the workings of CLARA and bring you up to date on the case law on right to manage cases. He is a judge of the FTT(PC).

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