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LEASE 2012/13 training programme
For training on residential leasehold law.
Section 20 Consultation
Service charges for residential leaseholders
Tackling bad management
Courses can be fully tailored to your requirements.
- Gathering information on service charges - ways to enforce your rights
- When are service charge costs incurred? Court of Appeal decision in OM Property Management v Burr
- 2012-13 Performance summary
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill - implications for managing agents
- Podcast - Lease Extension
- Changes to Right to Manage Model Articles
- I am in dispute with my landlord but I do not want to go to Court or Tribunal. Is there an alternative?
- How can I find out what my service charge is being used for?
- My neighbours are very noisy and it is affecting the enjoyment of my property. What can I do?
- I own the freehold of a leasehold house. The leaseholder wants to buy the freehold. Do I have to sell it to them?
- My landlord has carried out Section 20 consultation but I am still unhappy about the service charges I'm being asked to pay. What can I do?
- What happens when my lease runs out?
- What happens if I breach the terms of my lease?
- My landlord has not demanded ground rent for several years. Can he still demand it?
The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE): Board Member Vacancy
The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body accountable to, and principally funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Welsh Government. LEASE is staffed mainly by members of the legal profession, whose main purpose is to provide information and advice on problems or issues related to leasehold housing in England and Wales.
We are looking for someone with proven leadership, inter-personal and communication skills to join the existing Board of LEASE, and help steer it through a period of change in which it is becoming more commercial in its approach.
The appointment will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Office for the Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales. The successful candidate will have sound judgement, sensitivity and political awareness, and be able to offer a challenging but supportive contribution to the Board, while taking an active role in helping LEASE to adopt a more commercial business model in its work across the whole of England and Wales. Essential criteria include experience or knowledge of consumer services in a commercial environment, including online service provision.
The initial appointment will be for 3 years, and time commitment is around 12 days a year, although some additional time commitment and/or short-notice work may occasionally be needed. Some travelling within England and Wales may be required. Remuneration is currently £168 a day, and travel, subsistence and other necessarily incurred expenses will be reimbursed.
If you are interested further information can be found on the Public Appointments section of the Cabinet Office website at:
Or by contacting Ian Fuell at the Department for Communities and Local Government on: 0303 44 43702, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This vacancy is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments
(News story added: 27 December 2012)