HOUSING AND ASSET MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
9 JANUARY 2019
Location: Central Bristol Venue- TBC
AM Session: Registration from 9.30am, session 10.00-1pm, followed by lunch
PM Session: Registration from 1.30pm (with lunch provided), session 2.00pm-5.00pm
The Seminar will be divided into two discrete sessions. Delegates are welcome to attend just the morning or afternoon session or both, subject to availability.
The morning session will focus on housing management at the operational level and will involve a number of sessions that will update delegates on a wide range of topics. The keynote speaker will be His Honour Judge Cotter QC, Designated Civil Judge and Senior Circuit Judge, who will deliver an update on the Civil Justice Council's review into the use of anti-social behaviour injunctions by social landlords. The outcome of the review is likely to have significant implications for all social landlords when considering such injunctions in the future. Other sessions during the morning will also cover:-
- Tackling tenancy fraud effectively (Kate O'Brien, Senior Associate, Bevan Brittan LLP)
- Using High Court Enforcement Officers to speed up enforcement of possession orders (Alex Hill, Property Services Director, Andrew Wilson & Co (High Court Enforcement Officers)
- VFM standard – how to get more for less from your external lawyers (Neil Brand, Partner, Bevan Brittan LLP)
The afternoon session will focus more on a range of topical strategic and governance-related issues that affect the social housing sector as a whole. including:-
- 'Lifetime v fixed term tenancies' – the legal considerations (Stephen Evans, Barrister and Property Team Leader, Five Paper)
- A strategic approach to managing the sharp rise in disrepair claims (Neil Brand, Partner and Matthew Watts, Solicitor, Bevan Brittan LLP)
- Customer engagement post-Grenfell - Yarlington Housing Group's approach (Gemma Burton-Connolly, Head of Governance and Legal Services, Yarlington Housing Group)
- Fire safety in social housing – legal update (Steve Eccles, Partner, Bevan Brittan, LLP)
The fire safety session will include a 'hot off the press' update on the Government's plans for reform of fire safety regulation following the Hackitt review, which are due to be announced shortly before Christmas.
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