Housing and Empty Homes Enforcement Training - 1 Day Course

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 09:15
Event Description: 

***4 places still available***


Programme (9.15am to 4.30pm)

Venue: Grimsby Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN311HU– link https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/grimsby-town-hall/

Date: 24thJanuary 2020

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

·       Community Protection Notices

Case Studies Section- which enforcement options would you choose?


Session 3:     

·       Enforced Sales Procedure

·       Tracing owners

·       Service of notices

Session 4: 

·       Softer Options 

·       Case Studies – finding the most effective approach

The course provides a good grounding in the broad range of legislation that can be applied to long term empty residential and commercial 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. 

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 and Solicitors.

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

Please note there are very limited places available and are on a first come first serve basis.



Full EHN Members £115 plus vat

Associate or non-Members £150, plus vat


Please ensure that you can provide a purchase order number within 14 days of booking.

Please confirm whether you are an EHN Member or not when booking.


Contact details:

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

Type of event: 
Training Event