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RHE Housing Conference: A Word From Our Chair

July 31, 2017

Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 is one of the most effective legal tools available to enforcement officers to ensure minimum standards in the private rented sector. Yet there is some concern that local authorities are not making the most of the statutory powers available to them. At a time when the risks of unsafe housing have never been more apparent the RHE conference, which I am chairing on 27 September 2017 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, provides an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge of the legislation, share good practice and learn from experts about overcoming any obstacles to successful enforcement action.

Speakers at the full day conference are at the cutting edge of the law and practice and include Siobhan McGrath, President of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and David Smith, Partner and Head of Operations at Anthony Gold Solicitors who is returning after a very well received presentation last year.

Exciting sessions filled with practical information and useful strategies include: ‘Dealing with a recalcitrant landlord – tales from the front line’, ‘Intelligence-led, risk-based approach to the PRS’ ‘Tackling rogue landlords and protecting tenants’, ‘Lessons from dealing with the First-tier Tribunal’ and more. To read more about the event, the speakers and to book your place, click here.

Improving housing conditions in the bottom half of the private rented sector is a strategic housing priority. I look forward to seeing you at the conference.