Leasehold Repairs & Maintenance

This course aims to make leasehold and major works management more effective.
We have a number of courses on leasehold and related topics, all of which can be designed around your specific needs by adding or removing topics of your choice. If this course doesn’t cover what you would like please speak with us and we can advise you on an outline to suit your needs.

Course contains

  • Introduction to leasehold
  • Contents of leases/rights and obligations of tenants and leaseholders
  • The law regarding service charges
  • S20 Consultation – an introduction
  • Avoiding the need to consult where long term agreements are concerned
  • S20 consultation – why the process differs
  • Major works – recent legal developments
  • Brief overview of the law on recognised tenants associations/role of the Tribunal
  • How good are your current systems for dealing with repairs and major works – SWOT analysis.

Learning outcomes

After this 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
  • Understand the importance of what is written in the lease and how to deal with unclear terms
  • Partnered Procurement
  • Manage the Section 20 process when major works are required
  • Understand the role of the First-Tier Tribunal (formerly the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal) – brief overview
  • Consider how to best organise repairs and major works.

Suitable for

Frontline housing staff and housing managers; staff responsible for developing leaseholder policies and advisers..

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