Tackling Rogue Landlords

Rogue Landlords
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6 July

Member: £184 | Affiliate member: £284 | Non member: £284

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 contains new provisions to deal with rogue landlords, which will be enacted in stages from April 2017.

This interactive new workshop will explore the new powers in detail and discuss best practice around the existing powers. Case studies will bring best practice in key areas to light and equip delegates with the skills and confidence they need to get results.

Why you should attend:

  • Understand the new changes in the Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Explore how to establish multiagency partnerships to maximise effectiveness
  • Discuss best practice in Housing Act warrant applications
  • Learn how to avoid appeals and low fines through case study examples
  • Address common mistakes made interviewing offenders and preparing files

Who should attend:

  • ASB and housing officers and managers
  • Environmental health practitioners
  • Legal / compliance managers

▼ Programme 

Understanding the challenges and the new tools in The Housing and Planning Act 2016

09:30   Registration and refreshments
10.00   Introduction and icebreaker
10.10   The Private Rented Sector in England
  • Understanding the sector and the challenges faced by the EHP
  • Background to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and an overview of the rogue landlord provisions
10.30   Establishing partnerships and putting together a multiagency team for effective Rogue Landlord Enforcement
  • Establishing a partnership enforcement hub
  • Case study
  • Partnership Enforcement Toolkit
10.55   Powers of entry and obtaining a Housing Act Warrant – Best Practice
  • The power of entry and the warrant
  • Adhering to the code of practice and understanding when PACE Code B Applies
11.15   Refreshments
11.30   Group Exercise – Application for a warrant under the Housing Act 2004
12.00   Understanding the Banning Order Proposals
  • How to obtain a Banning Order
  • Proposed Banning Order Offences
12.30   Lunch
13.15   Housing Act 2004 Investigations – Legal Best Practice
  • Establishing the offence
  • Group Exercise - Establishing the breach of a Housing Act Notice
13.45   Best Practice in Preparing Witness Statements
  • Group Exercise – critique of section 9 witness statements
14.15   Best Practice in conducting PACE interviews
15.00   Refreshments
15.15   Understanding the proposals for Civil Penalties
15.30   Getting results in court
  • Understanding how courts sentence offenders
  • Applying the principles of sentencing to determine Civil Penalties
15.45   Group exercise: Determining Civil Penalties
16.15   Summary and questions and answer session
16.30   Collect CPD and depart
▼ Speaker 

Rob Turner  

Rob Turner Rob Turner is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner who qualified as an EHO in 1997. He has specialised in private sector housing for 15 years and works as a private sector housing manager for a City Council. He served 9 years as a Magistrate and Chairman and has court experience as a prosecuting officer and also as a magistrate chairman, sentencing offenders.

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