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Housing Disrepair



09:15 - 17:15

Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard

Deirdre Foster

Level(s): Suitable for all levels


Commercial rate: £215 + VAT - commercial organisations including barristers and solicitors in private practice.

Standard rate: £205 + VAT - statutory and not for profit organisations.

This newly-updated course explains the legal steps to successfully tackle disrepair in rented accommodation. It is designed not only as a comprehensive introduction, but also as a refresher course for lawyers and advisers already experienced in this crucial area of tenant protection. 

Topics include:

• The landlord's legal liability to repair in contract and tort

• The disrepair protocol

• Developments in CPR

• Calculating damages

• The latest case-law

• The public funding scheme

• Other ways to fund disrepair cases including conditional fee agreements

Please note that this course is specifically for tenants' advisers.

Aims and Objectives
The aim of this course is to give a through grounding and update upon the law and practice of this area of law.  People attending should acquire the knowledge and materials to take a disrepair claim from inception through to trial.

Area of Specialism
Housing law practitioners

Course Materials/Resources
Lecture format. Case studies and question and answer sessions enable delegates to explore this area of law.  Comprehensive course handouts will be distributed to all delegates   

Details of Speakers:

Deirdre Forster is a consultant with Anthony Gold solicitors in London. She has specialised in housing law for more than 25 years. She is a member of the Housing Law Practitioners' Association and has extensive experience of lecturing on housing law issues.

Deirdre, along with Jan Luba QC and Beatrice Prevatt, is a co-author of the 5th edition of the LAG publication Repairs: Tenants' Rights.