Our next ‘free to members’ briefing will take place on 27th May 9.30am to 12.30pm via Zoom.

Please email to book your place. We have a great line up of speakers and as usual there will be plenty of time for questions, please do join us and share the information with your teams. The line up is as follows:

ARHM Update – an overview of ARHM’s activity and agreed work plan for the year ahead.

Infection Prevention Control – with the easing of lockdown we are very pleased to have Anne Smith, Clinical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control, Brighton and Hove Public Health Team/Adult Social Care. Anne will be discussing the virtual assessments that she carries out, providing advice and support to retirement developments to ensure that the valuable lessons we have all learnt during the pandemic can be maintained in the ‘business as usual’ arena.

Health and Safety Update – Dr Shaun Lundy joins us again and we have asked him to cover Personal Evacuation Plans amongst other items.

Insurance in Leasehold – Top 10 Questions – Paul Robertson, heads up a small group companies that specialise in insuring leasehold flats. He is the author of ‘Robertson’s Insurance Principles for Leasehold Flats’. Paul will share his knowledge of the top 10 questions on the thorny subject of leasehold insurance.

Legal Update – Jeff Platt and Alan Wake will be on hand to bring us up to date with the latest updates on leasehold reform and relevant case law in the leasehold sector.

Technology and Repairs –Mark Brohan joins us to talk about the development of software that helps early diagnosis of domestic heating problems so that repairs are ordered and completed more efficiently, particularly relevant to the older and more vulnerable population.



Introduction to Leasehold Retirement Management

We have created a one day training course to support site based staff, those new to retirement leasehold management and support staff in functions such as asset management and finance who may not have to deal with leasehold issues on a daily basis but would like to learn more about it.

The training includes:

  • Background and Context of the Leasehold Sector, including latest developments in the leasehold reform agenda from MHCLG and Law Commission
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Working with Older Leaseholder
  • Understanding the Lease
  • Overview of Service Charges and Reserve Funds
  • Overview of Section 20
  • Safeguarding Key Points
  • Person Centred Fire Risk Assessments Key Points
  • Pre sale Information
  • ARHM Code of Practice

The ARHM also provides 2 Regional Training Events each year. Remember these events are free* to members and provide a valuable opportunity for networking with others working in this specialist sector.

We have found that scheme and estate based staff have found the last events particularly helpful, so please extend the invitation to site based staff to enhance their knowledge of leasehold. Refreshments and lunch provided.

We can also provide bespoke training particularly relevant for estate and scheme based staff and anyone new to managing a retirement leasehold. Please contact us at or call us on 0207 463 0660 to discuss your training needs.

* We do, however, reserve the right to make a charge for non-attendance without prior notification, as the places on these events are limited.