The Liver Building

Estate Rentcharges, Ground Rents and EWS1 Certificates


Speaker: Richard Snape

Date: Thursday 14th October, 2021

Time: 13:30 - 16:45

Areas of Law: Property

Competencies: B


Course Code: S4503


Estate rentcharges on freehold developments are causing major problems and mortgage companies are frequently requiring mortgagee protection clauses. In addition, escalating and high ground rents continue to cause problems and is an area where lender part 2s are frequently changing. The EWS1 Certificates in relation to cladding are also causing major problems. The course aims to look at some of the issues.

Topics covered include:

• The law in relation to estate rentcharges

• Spotting an estate rentcharge

• Reporting to the lender in relation to estate rentcharges

• Reporting on ground rents

• Higher ground rents and assured tenancies

• Problems in relation to leasehold houses

• Problems with the EWS1 Certificate

Speaker Biographies

Richard Snape has worked as a Consultant and Professional Support Lawyer for Davitt Jones Bould Solicitors since 2002. He was formerly a senior lecturer in law at the University of West of England, Bristol, and was head of Land Law. He has written various articles for the legal press. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, domestic conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.


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