Building on our first EWS1 form masterclass, this time we focus on leaseholder engagement, service charges and the Section 20 process.

The EWS1 form was introduced by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors as a response to lenders seeking assurance on the safety of external wall systems as a condition of approving mortgage applications for ‘high-rise’ buildings over 18 meters.

But, despite the best of intentions, the EWS1 form has created more uncertainty (and potentially cost) for all parties involved and due to the changing definition of properties that fall under its remit, the situation has become more complex and lacked clarity.

Since the EWS1 form was introduced in November 2019, the government have been forced to intervene on a number of occasions to provide additional guidance, and some funding, to address the issues. It has resulted in an ever-changing situation that remains without a satisfactory resolution.

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    For this second virtual masterclass, HQN is again teaming up with EWS1 form expert Neave Maguire who will use the session to focus on leaseholder engagement and the Section 20 process while also bringing delegates up to date with the latest guidance and best practice. She is also happy to answer questions on specific issues and situations.

    The session will cover:

    • All you need to know about EWS1 forms and leaseholder engagement
    • The tricky issue of service charges
    • The Section 20 process.

    Who should attend?

    • Chief executives, boards and executives of registered providers
    • Leasehold and shared ownership teams
    • Building safety teams
    • Development teams
    • Anyone involved in block management.
  • Our speakers
    • Neave Maguire, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
    • Deepa Mistry, Shared Owner
    • Scott Edwards, Contract Manager (Development), Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association.
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