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The impacts of the Airbnb case for mortgage lenders masterclass


21 September 2017

Time: 9:45am – 12:45pm
Venue: Pinners Hall, London
Price: £55 (VAT exempt) members members
£99 (VAT exempt) associates
£129 (VAT exempt) non-members
The impacts of the Airbnb case for mortgage lenders masterclass

About this event

This masterclass discussed the outcomes of the Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd (Airbnb ruling) along with the impacts of the case for mortgage lenders.

Topics included:

  • Explanation of the decision in Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd [2106] UKUT 0303
  • Discussion of applicability to mortgagees;
  • The impact of AirBnB lettings on mortgage conditions
  • How mortgagees can protect their security where their borrower is in breach of their lease

This event was aimed at:

Solicitors, receivers, conveyancers and anyone working in a lender in-house legal team or legal services.

Feedback from 2016 legal masterclass attendees:

"This has been an excellent event, I find this depth of detail and opportunity for discussion with council extremely valuable"

"Both articulate and explained all the questions in simple English"

"Very good – useful discussions. Relevant and lots of points to think about and consider"  

"Really useful and good level of detail. Perfect duration too"


*This event was closed to press*


0945 - 1015           

Registration and refreshments

1015 - 1030  

Kerry Bretherton QC, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers and Katie Gray, Junior Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

1030 - 1115  

Understanding Nemcova
Katie Gray, Junior Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

1115 - 1200  

What is next? Problems following Nemcova for mortgage lenders: A group discussion
Kerry Bretherton QC, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

1200 - 1215  


1215 - 1245  

Lunch and event close


Kerry Bretherton QC

Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Kerry Bretherton works in the field of property, housing and public law relating to property issues. She is ranked in the Legal 500 2017 as “very easy to work with” and in 2016 as "A new silk with a track record of heavyweight cases". Chambers & Partners (2017) note she “has a long-standing reputation for public law and real estate litigation…She has significant experience of appearing before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court,” and that she is "ferociously tenacious, she has incredible judgement and is willing to take on difficult cases and battle on where others would give up" (2016). She was also a member of the A Panel Government Counsel prior to appointment to silk. Examples of her mortgage possession work has included the Supreme Court case of McDonald v McDonald [2016] UKSC 28; [2016] 3 W.L.R. 45.

Katie Gray

Junior Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Katie Gray is a junior barrister specialising in property litigation. She is interested in the legal effect of the sharing economy, and in particular, the rise of Airbnb-style lettings and the unintended consequences that often result. She frequently encounters Airbnb cases in her practice and has been approached by the national media to comment on the issues that arise when Airbnb goes wrong for property owners.

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Tanfield Chambers

Tanfield is a leading set in property law and a ‘force to be reckoned with’ across all aspects of commercial and residential real estate litigation and ADR. We have unrivalled experience of enfranchisement and service charge issues.


Pinners Hall

105-108 Broad Street

Nearest tube stations: (Approx. 5 minutes walk)

Liverpool Street (Central line, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan, London Overground and TfL Rail)

Bank (Central, DLR, Northern, Waterloo & City line)

Moorgate (Northern line)

Nearest overground:

Liverpool Street, Moorgate

A detailed map on how to get to Pinners Hall can be found below. The conference and meeting rooms are situated on the lower ground and 3rd floors of the building.


Contact us

Jenna Yeap

Telephone: 020 7706 3333

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