04 May

HMO enforcement

Two half-day workshop: 4 and 5 May

CIEH member: £180
Affiliate member: £280
Non-member: £280

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

How do I pay? Please click on the book now to complete the online booking. If your local authority does not allow credit card payments please speak to our contact centre: 020 7827 5800, or email [email protected]

Additional dates:
13 and 14 July

Online (Zoom)

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This two half-day online course explains the current House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) enforcement regime and covers some of the practical aspects of applying the legal powers that come with it, for both Licensed and Unlicensed HMOs.

Who should attend:

  • Environmental health practitioners
  • Property and housing managers
  • Social landlords

Why should you attend:

  • Learn the legal definition of a HMO
  • Understand the requirements for powers of entry and how to obtain a warrant
  • Insight into obtaining and recording evidence
  • Determine the most appropriate use of legislation
  • Examine case studies on how to prepare notices with schedules of work appropriate to the risks
  • Practical tips on preparing standard letters and notices


"Excellent trainer (Paul Fitzgerald)" 
Andrew Rowe, Senior EHO, Sunderland City Council

"A lot to take in little time - but the instructor was very good, despite a lot of questions and interruptions" 
Olatunbosun Faulkner, Environmental Protection Officer, London Borough of Bromley

"Always very professional advice and delivery of content" 
Denis Salmon, Housing Standards Officer, London Borough of Hillingdon

"Very interesting and clear. Expanded my current knowledge stopped me doubting myself" 
Naomi Oziel, Principal EHO, Colchester Borough Council


HMO enforcement programme

CPD: 6 hours

John Easey

John has worked in the field of housing standards for the last 20 years, both in private practice providing consultancy, survey and training services, and more recently as an enforcement officer within local authority private sector housing teams. He has also been a member of the English Housing Survey team since 2001 and has used the HHSRS in survey work from 2002.

He has been involved in training local authority and housing association officers on the provisions of the Housing Act 2004, either through the various initial government funded training schemes or by direct commission from clients, since the mid-2000s.

He currently works part time in a local authority as a senior officer private sector housing officer with responsibilities including general complaints, HMO licensing and enforcement, caravan site licensing, DFGs, and the development of policy and procedures, and is Director of a housing consultancy practice.

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