23rd September 2021

Milton Keynes

Delivered in conjunction with and sponsored by

Programme

09:00

Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing

09:30

Welcome & Introduction

  • Leasehold Reform
  • Programme Summary

Chair – Adrian Shaw, L&Q

09:45

Fire Safety and Service Charges

  • Arrears
  • Cost Recovery
  • Statutory requirements

Ken James, A2Dominion

Ashley Hassell, Notting Hill Genesis

10:30

Preparing for FTT

  • Strategy around FTT
  • Documentation
  • Common pitfalls

Cassandra Zanelli, Property Management Legal Services

11:15

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

11:35

Managing Agents – Friend or Foe?

  • Understanding the challenges
  • Future relationships
  • Sharing Good Practice
  • Process reviews

Sean Gill, Abri

Nick Rich, Eight Asset Management

Paul Jepps, Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants

12:30

Lunch and exhibition viewing

13:20

Legal Update – Service Charge Case Law and issues

  • Latest Cases
  • Reform and Service Charges

Amanda Gourlay, Tanfield Chambers

14:00

Major Works and Service Charges

  • S20 issues
  • Sinking Funds best practice
  • Communication and Consultation

Adrian Shaw, L&Q

14:40

The role of the Auditor

  • Definitions
  • Statutory role
  • Company account auditing

Fraser Akehurst, Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants

14:55

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

15:10

Service Charges

  • What the customer wants to see

Ben Whitmore, TriPartum

15:30

Expert panel

Amanda Gourlay, Tanfield Chambers

Natasha Greenwood, Sovereign Housing

Fraser Akehurst, Fortus Business Advisors & Accountants

Jeff Platt, Section 20 Limited

Cassandra Zanelli, Property Management Legal Services

16:00

Closing Remarks

Chair – Adrian Shaw, L&Q