Join our experts, Dorota Pawlowski and Wayne Hughes for a masterclass on Awaab’s law. Find out everything you need to know about the new legislation, requirements and timescales.

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    The consultation on Awaab’s law closed on 4 March 2024 and it is likely that many of the proposals will be implemented by the government as soon as is practicable.

    Residents will be able to hold their landlords to account so landlords will need to be ready to comply with the new requirements and the new timescales.

    Legal expert, Dorota Pawlowski and HQN’s asset management lead, Wayne Hughes, will discuss the consultation, the expectations of providers and the consequences of legal action if the requirements are not met.

    They’ll explain what the proposals mean in practice – how they are likely to operate, what effect and impact this will have on landlords and what you to be doing to prepare.

    Essential for:

    • Asset directors and managers
    • Strategy and policy leads
    • In-house legal teams
    • Operational teams – housing, repairs and maintenance, customer services
    • Those who want to gain a better understand of Awaab’s law.
  • Our programme

    10:30 Chair’s welcome

    • Wayne Hughes, HQN Associate

    10:35 Awaab’s Law – Where are we?

    • Dorota Pawlowski, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins

    11:20 Break

    11:30 Awaab’s Law – Implementation considerations for RPs

    • Wayne Hughes, HQN Associate

    12:15 Q&A and summary

    12:30 Close

  • Our speakers

    Dorota Pawlowski, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins LLP

    Dorota has over 20 years’ experience in the residential property sector having started her housing career at Birmingham County Council.

    Specialising in all aspects of issues that may face a residential landlord, Dorota advises registered providers on all aspects of housing management issues but has developed a particular expertise in relation to disrepair claims and increasingly, claims for unfitness for human habitation. Dorota leads a team of solicitors and paralegals who deal with a large volume of disrepair cases and fights hard to defend cases or settle them for as low a sum as possible.  She regularly represents clients in the County Courts in applications for injunctions and possessions. She has advised extensively on the drafting of tenancy agreements and has reviewed registered providers’ policies and procedures.

    Dorota also speaks and trains regularly on all aspects of housing management issues both internally and externally such as at CIH events. She has trained extensively in relation to all issues concerning disrepair.  She is a Committee member of the Social Housing Law Association and was instrumental in reforming the Midlands regional branch of this organisation which she now jointly chairs.

    Wayne Hughes, HQN Associate

    Wayne Hughes is an experienced consultant who has worked at a senior level within private and public sector housing related organisations for the past 40 years. He has authored several articles on asset management related activities and has sat on several advisory bodies for the social housing sector, including sitting on the panel which developed the widely used Disrepair Pre-action Protocol. He was also part of the team which established the English House Condition Survey (now called the English Housing Survey).

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23 April 2024
10:30am - 12:30pm
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