12 Sep

Statutory Nuisance Law and Residential Property

CIEH Member: £195
Affiliate member: £295
Non-member:
 £295

Further dates: 17 October, Leeds

TBC, London

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Cuts to local authority budgets and a declining skills base for inspection and regulation have exposed local authorities to the risk of failing to fulfil their statutory duties. This course is designed to help local authorities to carry out their housing–related powers and duties better.

By attending this workshop, delegates will gain greater understanding of how to use the statutory nuisance provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 affecting residential premises and the powers available under the HHSRS provisions of the Housing Act 2004. It will also discuss the recent Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation Act) 2018 and outline the fitness standards.

Delegates will:

  • Look at resolving problems with residential property – using Housing Act 2004
  • Address the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation Act) 2018 and the new fitness standards
  • Consider the implications of case law and decisions of the First Tier Property Tribunal
  • Investigate housing problems in the context of the relevant law and demonstrate how to use legal powers appropriately and effectively.

Who should attend?

  • Technical and Environmental Health Officers
  • Environmental Protection Officers
  • Housing Officers
  • ASB Teams

Programme

Statutory Nuisance Law and Residential Property

Richard Lord is a Chartered EHP who runs Housing Audit Services Ltd which is an independent Cambridge based Housing and Health Consultancy that was established in 2013. Since qualifying from UWE Bristol in 1998 Richard commenced his career in food safety in Essex before moving into Statutory Nuisance to include out of hours noise service and Housing teams in Cambridge City in 2001 and steadily progressing to managing the Residential team.  Richard has also worked in the housing teams for Councils in in Peterborough, Barnet and Welwyn Hatfield. In his spare time Richard enjoys ballroom, latin and tango dancing and also hill walking in the UK.

John Pointing, Legal Partner, is a Barrister with over 20 years experience in environmental and environmental health law. His practice includes advising and representing local authorities, commercial clients and private individuals. He has acted as a legal consultant for the Temple Group, AECOM and ARM Acoustics. He has provided professional training for over 25 years for environmental health professionals and solicitors, including on courses run by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Currently, he provides training with David Horrocks as part of the remit of Statutory Nuisance Solutions.
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