HMO inspection and enforcement

Two half-day technical workshop

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

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Available dates:
1 and 2 October

About this workshop

This workshop will explore the range of enforcement tools available for managing HMOs. We will discuss how to identify, inspect and assess HMOs as well as how to gather evidence for potential enforcement actions.

Learning outcomes:

  • What is an HMO? - the legal definition
  • The legal framework regulating HMOs
  • Powers of Entry
  • Inspecting HMOs and gathering evidence – understanding the risks and complexities particularly associated with HMOs
  • Enforcement protocols and determining the most appropriate use of legislation
  • Appeals and the First Tier Tribunal
  • Prosecutions and Civil Penalties
  • Delegates will also receive a comprehensive set of supporting resources on completion of the course.

Who should attend:

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

What past delegates thought:

  • "The exercise- useful to discuss what we had learnt, think about the matters ourselves. All very useful"
  • "The overarching guide was excellent."

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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