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LEASE new Board members announcement

Minister for Housing and Planning confirms the appointment of two new Leasehold Advisory Service Board members.

The Minister for Housing and Planning, Gavin Barwell MP, confirmed the appointment of Tariq Kazi and Victoria Elvidge to the Board of the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) on 20 April 2017.

LEASE Chairman, Roger Southam, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Victoria and Tariq and look forward to them joining the board. They will make a great addition to the strengths already on the board. It is sad to see John May leave us in July but we will continue to grow and deliver first class advisory services to leaseholders.”

Victoria Elvidge trained as a city solicitor and worked in the commercial property department at Ashurst until 1996. She was a Chair on the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal for ten years, dealing principally with management and enfranchisement cases. Victoria went on to be Vice-Chair of the main board at Sanctuary Housing until 2011. Since 1999, Victoria has sat as a magistrate on the Gloucestershire bench.

Tariq Kazi is a professionally qualified chartered accountant and corporate treasurer with debt financing experience spanning the private and public sectors, including residential real estate. Tariq is currently an external advisor to the Treasury Committee of the Bromford Housing Group, a leading social housing provider, and he provides financing, risk management and governance consultancy support to other organisations. He has previously been appointed to the Regulation Committee of the Homes & Communities Agency, which regulates Registered Provider of social housing in England. He has been a Magistrate in London and a trustee of two charities.

Tariq Kazi will take up his post from 24 April 2017 and Victoria Elvidge will take up her post from 1 August 2017. Both Board members have been appointed for 3 years.

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.