Advanced Block Management

This course is for property professionals with a basic understanding of block management, or some day to day experience, who are looking to broaden their knowledge of the subject. Attendees will develop their understanding of some of the most important challenges, including the different types of flat ownership, how to respond to requests for consent and dealing with solicitors during the sale of a flat.

An essential part of this course will be an opportunity to interact with the trainer and other delegates to discuss common issues, such as dealing with complaints and how to resolve them effectively.


Those with a basic understanding of block management wishing to advance their knowledge.


  • Ownership of flats: leasehold and commonhold.
  • First Tier Tribunal practice and procedures and how to get the best out of applications!
  • Responding to requests for Consent: how and what are your obligations.
  • Dealing with Solicitors Enquires on a sale of a flat.
  • Right to Manage and rights of first refusal.
  • How to avoid complaints and what to do to resolve successfully.


  • Debt collection and processes to adopt in respect of service charges and ground rent.
  • Overview of Company Law and its interaction with block management.
  • Enfranchisement and Lease Extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
  • Overview of reform.


Advanced Block Management

  • Propertymark Westminster, 5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS - Wednesday 22nd July 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)
  • Manchester TBC - Wednesday 16th September 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)
  • London TBC - Wednesday 9th December 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Only 5 spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)

What do the delegates think?

"Excellent Course: David explained everything very well clearly had lots of patience with our questions. Very enjoyable and educational."

Loretto Linehan

"David is concise, factual but listens as well. Great interaction makes time go by much quicker"

Jean Canham

"Excellent day, brilliant trainer. Gripping!"

Paul Ainsworth-Lord

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email


Level: Advanced
CPD: 7 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Meet Your Trainer

David Whitney, Block Management Trainer

David Whitney

David is a solicitor with PainSmith Solicitors and an accredited mediator who also sits as a fee paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). David has specialised in the field of property litigation for the past 18 years and has developed a particular specialism in the field of long residential leasehold work.

He regularly assists freeholders, managing agents and leaseholders with the full range of issues that arise in this niche area, representing at Court and Tribunal as appropriate.

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