Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and housing disrepair

This virtual training course covers everything you need to know about the new Act. It takes a practical look at what it means to social housing providers highlighting the key changes and their implications.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and housing disrepair

Course content:  

Topics covered include:

  • The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 in detail
  • Who and what the new statute covers, what is excluded and what it all means in practise
  • How to deal with problematic issues relating to the statute and other safety duties i.e. access, retrofitting
  • Tenants' obligations "using the property in a tenant-like manner"
  • Recent case law and its implications Defective Premises Act 1972, Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • The latest best practice
  • Common law requirements and the duty of care
  • s.11Landlord & Tenant Act 1985
  • The importance of 'statutory nuisance' and the tenants' obligations  – "using the property in a tenant-like manner"
  • The disrepair 'protocol'.

Who should attend? 

Everyone who needs to understand the law relating to repairs obligations and the fitness for human habitation act including technical repairs staff as well as repair takers/administrative support staff.

Richard Paris

Legal Richard Paris

Richard Paris has an MA from Queens’ College, Cambridge and a post-graduate Diploma in Housing from LSE. From 1991-93 he was senior research officer at LSE Housing, and has worked for short-life and supported housing agencies, mainstream housing associations and local authorities. He is a freelance housing law specialist with 20 years’ training and development experience undertaking educational training, consultancy, policy and procedure health checks. He specialises in housing law updates, dealing with anti-social behaviour effectively, preventing and controlling rent arrears, do-it-yourself possession proceedings, the law in supported housing and the law on disrepair and best practice.