Why The Affordable Housing Industry Worries About Fitness for Human Habitation
About the webinar
Why all the fuss about the Homes Act?In light of the recent 2nd phase implementation of the Homes Fitness for Human Habitation legislation, that bought all existing tenancies under the legislation from the 20th March we have brought together a panel of 3 industry experts to give us their views and responses to some questions we hope you find of interest.
Michele Glazebrook is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with some 35 years’ experience in housing related matters both as an enforcement officer in Local Government and, for the last 25 years, in private practice providing expert witness services in Disrepair, Statutory Nuisance and HMO consultancy. Michele has represented many local authorities, housing associations, private landlords, pension companies and other organisations and individuals with large housing portfolios (as well as tenants) in Magistrates, County and Crown courts dealing with all aspects of housing related concerns.
Michael McGowan graduated from Liverpool JMU in 2008 with an MSc in Commercial Building Surveying. From there he moved straight into private practice before moving into housing in 2009. He has over a decade of client side experience and worked across all Asset areas with specialisms in refurbishment, procurement and project management. He currently leads the Sustainability function within Riverside’s Asset Services department including a Technical Surveying team, managing and mitigating the risk of disrepair to customers’ homes.
Iain Wightwick is a specialist property lawyer, with particular interest in landlord and tenant, especially social housing. Iain represents many local authorities, housing associations and other social landlords, limited companies and private individuals, mostly in County and High Court claims and occasionally in the Court of Appeal. Iain is the author of "A Practical Guide to Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions”.
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