HHSRS: damp, mould and excess cold

Two half-day technical workshop

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

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About this workshop

This workshop will highlight and discuss the issues local housing authorities face with the assessment and enforcement of two of the most common hazards in the private rented sector – damp and mould, and excess cold.

The course will reflect on the recent Awaab Ishak case and discuss the regulations proposed through Awaab’s Law. We will look at the government recommendations for new legal duties for social landlords and how this reflects on the rented sector in general.

Delegates will learn from case studies relating to causes and remedies, when to take enforcement action, and what to do with ‘borderline’ cases and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) cases.

The workshop will incorporate CIEH's published guidance on excess cold enforcement. Further information on the guidance can be found  here.

Benefits of attending

  • Awaab’s Law is specifically intending to impose regulation on social landlords, but it has wider implications which this event explores
  • Gain the essential knowledge and techniques for assessing and scoring HHSRS damp and mould, and excess cold hazards
  • Specify remedial actions and determine the most appropriate course of action
  • Learn how to produce a qualitative site risk assessment
  • Understand the reasons for taking enforcement action for damp and mould and what to do with ‘borderline’ cases
  • Hear about First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) decisions relating to damp and mould

What past delegates thought

  • "Very helpful, practical and very pertinent to daily work."
  • "There was a good mixture of information and interactive sessions."
  • "Speakers were knowledgeable and helpful."


CPD: 6 hours

John Easey

John Easey, Environmental Health Practitioner 

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 recently retired from his part time role in a local authority as a senior private sector housing officer with responsibilities including general complaints, HMO licensing and enforcement, caravan site licensing, DFGs, and the development of policy and procedures, to concentrate on his housing consultancy practice and on training provision.




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