15 Years of the Lease Conference Virgin Media - Main Sponsor Lease



etc. venues, County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB

The 2017 Leaseholder event at LEASE conference attracted 120 attendees who heard a number of speakers on:

  • Key issues affecting Leaseholders
  • Redress opportunities
  • Organising a Residents Association
  • Collaboration in communities
  • The current Digital offer
  • Lease Extensions

Attendees had also been given the opportunity to attend 1 to 1 sessions with advisors from the Leasehold Advisory Service and FPRA (Federation of Private Residents Associations).

A number of delegates took advantage of the expertise available on the Exhibitors stands, which included Valuers (McDowalls), Solicitors (JPC) and advisory/training organisations (IRPM/FPRA)

At the main LEASE conference the following day, The Housing Minister (Gavin Barwell), announced that LEASE were to be funded moving forward as primarily Leaseholder advice service. We hope that we will be able to build on the success of the 2017 event and hold similar meetings seminars in the near future.

Alan Walker Gerry Proctor MBE

Alan Walker

Influential Leaseholder, Residents Management Company Chair and member of ARMA's Regulatory Panel

Gerry Proctor MBE

Chair of Liverpool Engage, a Social Enterprise representing 40,000 Residents and Leaseholders in Liverpool

Sean Hooker Bob Smytherman

Sean Hooker

Property Redress Scheme

Bob Smytherman

Honorary Chair, Federation of Private Residents Associations (FPRA)

Yashmin Mistry Jez Back

Yashmin Mistry

Equity Partner at JPC Law

Jez Back

Deloitte MCS Limited

The evening will include various plenary sessions, networking and one-to-one surgeries.


17.30   Registration and refreshments
18.00   Welcome from the Chair
    Alan Walker
18.15   Residents Associations – The benefits and challenges
    Bob Smytherman – FPRA
18.35   Leaseholders and redress schemes
    Sean Hooker – Property Redress Scheme
18.55   Lease Extensions - what leaseholders need to know
    Yashmin Mistry – JPC Law
19.30   What's the new Digital Offer?
    Jez Back, Deloitte MCS Limited, Virgin Media, Lord Suite
19.50   Leasehold and Beyond
    Gerry Proctor MBE
20.10   Questions/Debate - The Panel
    Alan Walker, Bob Smytherman, Gerry Proctor MBE and Yashmin Mistry
20.30   Close

Virgin Media
Virgin Media is expanding its fibre optic network to reach 17 million homes and business across the UK over the next three years, to bring ultrafast broadband, unmissable TV and entertainment to millions more people. We are thrilled to be supporting the 2017 Leasehold Advisory Service Conference – look out for the Virgin Media team and pop over to say hello!

For more information or to register for interest in getting Virgin Media in your street, visit www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet