Annual Housing Conference 2021

Date: Thursday 30th Sep 2021   Time: 4:00 pm  Location:  Hosted by Zoom
Cost: FREE  

Housing Conference Vol. I – 4pm Thursday 30 September 2021

Disrepair Masterclass

In the first of three sessions, David Nuttall and Harry Marriott will be discussing the perennial issue of housing conditions claims.  They will be delving into some of the more tricky areas, to assist both sides in preparing the strongest possible cases from an early stage.

David will be bringing his extensive disrepair and dilapidations experience to discuss the true ambit of the s11 repairing obligation, with particular focus on the meaning of “structure”. He will also be looking at the tricky issue of liability where the cause of the disrepair is a third party, such as the occupier of an adjacent flat.

Harry will be considering how best to engage with the Pre-Action Protocol, and looking at how best to ensure favourable costs outcomes, with consideration of offers, allocation and attacking costs claims.

It is hoped that this session will provide useful insights into every stage of a housing conditions claim, from inception to conclusion.

Housing Conference Vol. II – 4pm 7 October 2021

Tackling Social Housing Fraud

Anya Newman will examine ways in which to tackle the pressing issue of social housing fraud, providing practical tips for identifying fraud and gathering evidence to support legal proceedings.

Injunctions Update: The Problem of Persons Unknown

Michelle Caney will provide an update on injunctions, with a particular focus on Persons Unknown in light of the important decision in L B Barking & Dagenham v Persons Unknown [2021] EWHC 1201.

Housing Conference Vol. III – 4pm Thursday 14 October 2021

A Spotlight on Vulnerable Tenants

Michael Singleton and Aadhithya Anbahan discuss the role of vulnerable tenants within housing proceedings and provide a case law update, analysis and practical tips in relation to recent developments and issues.

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Date: Thursday 30th Sep 2021  
Time: 4:00 pm  Location:  Hosted by Zoom
Cost: FREE