Introduction to Enforcement and Empty Homes - Andrew Lavender - 11th May

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
09:15 to 16:45
Birmingham
Event Description: 

P R O G R A M M E

Session 1:

  • Section 215 Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Section 79 Building Act 1984

Session 2:  

  • Other Enforcement options including  
  • Building Act 1984 (dangerous Structures)
  • Housing Act 2004 (Improvement Notices / EDMO)
  • Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1984 / Public Health Act 1961
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders

Case Studies Section - which enforcement options would you choose?

L U N C H

Session 3:     

  • Enforced Sales Procedure
  • Tracing owners
  • Service of notices

Session 4:

  • Case Studies – finding the most effective approach
  • Difficult cases selected by the Local Authorities attendingO0O

The course provides a good grounding in the broad range of legislation that can be applied to long term empty properties. Delegates will have a clear understanding of the advantageous and disadvantages of each approach and how to use the legislation in a tactical manner.

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Although the course is tailored towards empty properties, a lot of the knowledge is transferrable to other areas of enforcement, particularly in relation to tracing owners and how to ensure that notices are correctly drafted and served.

The course is suitable for Empty Property Officers, Environmental Health Officers, Private Sector Housing Staff, Planners, Building Control, Street Scene Staff and Solicitors.

The course qualifies for 5 hours and 30 mins core CPD time.

Cost

  • Full EHN Members £115 plus vat
  • Associates/non-Members £150, plus vat

Venue

Birmingham City Council, 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, Birmingham B4 7DJ

Contact details: 

If you are interested, please contact Andrew Lavender on 07867987550 or by email andrew.lavender@htlc.co.uk.

Type of event: 
Training Event