Block Management: Law and Practice

This advanced course is aimed at agents with some block management experience looking to further develop their skills and understanding of the relevant law. The session will cover some of the essentials of best practice, such as the different forms of ownership (leasehold and commonhold), ground rent and service charge demands, and statutes affecting block management.

Attendees will leave equipped with a comprehensive knowledge of law on consultation and related areas along with an overview of Right to Manage legislation and rights of first refusal.


Agents with an existing knowledge of block management who wish to develop their understanding of the relevant law.


  • Forms of ownership: leasehold and commonhold.
  • Leases and their interpretation.
  • Statutes affecting Block Management.
  • Ground rent and service charge demands and what these should contain.
  • In-depth consideration of law on consultation and related areas.
  • Overview of Right To Manage legislation and rights of first refusal.
  • Introduction to Enfranchisement and Lease Extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.
  • Enforcement of leasehold covenants and remedies available.


Block Management Law and Practice

  • London TBC - Wednesday 8th July 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)
  • Cottons Hotel, Knutsford, WA16 0SU - Wednesday 2nd December 2020 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £185.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £255.00 (+VAT)

What do the delegates think?

"Excellent course. Great to involve interactive work."

Sam Dinsdale

"Very informative course - Highly recommend."

Howard Leach

"Extremely well presented course with time to deal with personal queries."

Linda Long

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: Intermediate 
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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Introduction to Block Management

CPD: 7 hours
Level: Foundation

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CPD: 7 hours
Level: Advanced

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