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Housing Disrepair: prevention is better than cure

15 February, Manchester

About the event

One Manchester
Lovell House
6 Archway
M15 5RN

11.30 - 11.45 Registration
11.45 - 13.00 Event

Our event will look at pre-litigation steps RPs can take to significantly reduce the number of successful disrepair claims, saving huge amounts of money and resources in the process.

One Housing Manchester RPs face many issues that require careful legal and strategic consideration. The continuing programme of events run by CIHNW and Croftons Solicitors will provide RPs with a range of insight and ‘real world’ legal, strategic and operational advice that will help you tackle these key challenges.

Areas we’ll cover include:

  •     Tenancy Agreements and overcommitting to tenant
  •     Getting policies and procedures fit for purpose
  •     Evidence gathering and record-keeping
  •     Enforcing access and seeking injunctions
  •     Taking a stricter line with surveyors
  •     Litigation checklist: what to do if a claim comes in
  •     Tenant lawyers – what are they looking for?
  •     Settlement vs. trial - weighing up your options
  •     Tips for a successful trial
  •     Training your staff on disrepair awareness

Benefits of attending

This event will provide delegates with a range of practical advice and best practice that will reduce the number of housing disrepair claims being made, and give them RPs better chance of a successful outcome should legal action be taken against them.

Who should attend

  • Senior staff taking a strategic view on repair obligations
  • Heads of Service
  • Housing Managers
  • Housing Officers
  • In-house legal teams
  • Repairs managers
  • Risk / audit staff
  • assistant Directors and other senior staff with responsibility for repairs/asset management

Booking information

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This event is free to attend for members and £40.00 + VAT for non-members.

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Alternatively contact quoting ref: RENW150218



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