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Partner in Bishop & Sewell LLP

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Mark is recognised as a leading UK authority in this sector. He is a Leasehold Reform specialist and has been a Partner at Bishop & Sewell LLP since 2006.

He is a director and a founder committee member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) the sector body to which all reputable valuers and solicitors working in the field of Leasehold Reform now belong.

He regularly writes and speaks about enfranchisement and leasehold matters and is the author of two leading websites Leaseholdinfo.com and Leasehold Reform News.

Over the past ten years he has developed Bishop and Sewell’s Landlord and Tenant practice to be one of the largest specialist teams in the UK. Under his direction the department has flourished and he now leads a team of specialist solicitors and property experts.

He is a very well-known and highly-regarded specialist in Landlord and Tenant matters. His expertise when it comes to leasehold reform issues is unparalleled, and in 2016 he was awarded Solicitor of the Year at the Enfranchisement and Right To Manage Awards (ERMAs).

Mark is a member of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal Frequent User Group Panel

Purchases and People

When considering purchasing the freehold to your property you may also need to consider whether there are any employment issues which may arise.

So, Is This Going To Be The Biggest Change In Enfranchisement In The Last 17 Years?

The Law Commission have today published their long-awaited report into the legal aspects of the proposed reforms for the law in this area. The Commonhold Leasehold Reform Act 2002 was the last big legislative foray into reform in this area, which came into force in 2003.

Law Commission’s Report on Reform of the Enfranchisement Process

We had the announcement at the end of September that the Law Commission is going to publish its report on the first part of its objective in the 13th Programme of law reform looking at enfranchisement. What does this mean?