Introduction to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and a Practical Guide to making claims under the Act

On the day that the Act comes into force Garden Court North Chambers are delighted to present a one day course on the new Act and on other recent developments in disrepair law. The course will explain the provisions of the new Act and how practitioners may be able to use them in practice to achieve successful outcomes in improving housing conditions and in recovering compensation. Also the course will explore two recent important cases in cases of disrepair.

The course will be of use to all those wanting to learn about the Act including lawyers, advisers and those working in housing management.

The course will be presented by:

Gary Willock, James Stark, Kevin Lister and Sonia Birdee from Chambers.

9.30 am -10.00 am Coffee and registration
10.00 am -10.15 am Opening with James Stark
10.15 am -11.30 am The new Act and its provisions with Kevin Lister
11.30 am -11.45 am Morning break
11.45 am -1.00 pm The Act in practice – overlap with claims under Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Section 4 Defective Premises Act 1972 and express terms with Gary Willock
1.00 pm -2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm -3.00 pm Case Studies on the Act in practice with Sonia Birdee
3.00 pm -3.15 pm Break
3.15 pm -4.00 pm Recent important cases in disrepair – Edwards-v-Kumaraswamy explored and Rogerson-v-Bolsover DC and S4 Defective Premises Act with James Stark

Lunch and refreshments will be included. Please contact Moe Gavin by e-mail to advise of any dietary requirements

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When: 20 Mar 2019
Where: Garden Court North Chambers, 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, M3 2JA
Start time: 09:00
End time: 16:00

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