Launch of new versions of LPE1, LPE2 & FME1 forms

22 November 2021

Launch of new versions of LPE1, LPE2 & FME1 forms

The trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have today (22 November 2021) launched updated versions of the LPE1 (Leasehold Property Enquiries), LPE2 (Consumer summary) and FME1 (Freehold Management Enquiries) forms. The forms will “go live” on 11th January 2022.

Bodies such as the Law Society, Conveyancing Association, CILEX, Society of Licensed Conveyancers as well as ARMA, ARHM, BPF, IRPM, RTMF and ARLA are encouraging their member firms to use the new versions from 11th January 2022.

The updated forms now include the UPRN of the property with the updated form fields included within the pdfs. These versions of the forms ask administrators whether they can accept service of notice by email and receive the payments via the banking system to enable more efficiency in the process. This is the third version of the LPE1 form with a number of new additional questions and amendments made.

It establishes whether there are any restrictions on keeping pets or parking.

The form also asks whether a fire safety or an external fire wall assessment has been undertaken, and whether there are urgent works required as a result. It is hoped this will allow those marketing the property to identify material facts around cladding more easily. A portal to access external wall system reviews has been created by the Fire Institute Association; the Building Safety Portal.

The Freehold Management Enquiries (FME1) form is on its second version and contains a number of additional questions including who deals with the deed of covenant, on contributions to the service charge, and access to insurance.

The forms can be downloaded for free from their websites and are also available via the law firm stationers from today so that any systems using the forms or pre-populating the forms can be updated by 11th January 2022.

Yanthe Richardson, CILEX Board Member, commented: "The landscape of conveyancing has shifted over the last couple of years and through the collective will of the sector we hope to reflect some of these changes in the newly updated forms. We hope that these prove useful in helping to advise clients in day-to-day practice and will continue to regularly review their content as required."

Download the forms here.

LPE1

LPE2

FME1

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Louise Eckersley, Black Letter Communications on 0203 567 1208 or email: louise.eckersley@blacklettercommunications.co.uk 

 Kerry Jack, Black Letter Communications on 07525 756 599 or email: kerry.jack@blacklettercommunications.co.uk