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Housing Barrister Speaker at Homes UK Conference - Defending Disrepair Claims & Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act


On Tuesday 1st December 2020 Trinity Housing Law barrister Peter Marcus will be a guest speaker at the online Homes UK Conference discussing the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and defending housing disrepair claims.

Starting at 12 noon, Peter will discuss defending housing disrepair claims as part of the Sustainable Futures Stream entitled: "Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act: how are landlords stepping up?"

Now fully in force for all tenancies, this session will explore how the legislation is impacting landlords, including how the sector is changing its practices and innovating to mitigate the impact of claims, as well as what can be learned from housing conditions claims in practice. The stream will also examine how technology can be deployed to reduce the risks of disrepair and claims.

Joining Peter will be Angela Stuttard, Head of property care at Together Housing Group and Lord Richard Best OBE DL, Chair of the Affordable Housing Commission who took the Act through the Lords.

The virtual Conference is an opportunity for the housing sector to collaborate and, post-COVID-19, plan for the industry following a year of unprecedented challenges. The diverse topics covered at the Conference range from discussing how to revive house-building, to establishing a ‘new normal’ for property management and supporting tenants through the recovery. The event is free to housing associations, local authorities, the public sector, housebuilders, master developers, funders, architects, planners and BTR landlords, student accommodation, retirement living and extra-care providers.

For further information and to book, please click here.

Peter is a specialist in all forms of housing law, but in particular in defending disrepair claims for housing associations and local authorities against the escalating number of disrepair claims. Peter's housing law practice is regularly recognised in the leading legal directories, recently entries include: 

"Highly experienced in both defending and bringing possession claims." Legal 500 2021
"Covers a wide range of housing cases across the Northern Circuit and further afield. He attracts a wealth of praise for his tenacious approach and skilful handling of clients and witnesses. He is regularly instructed in complex possession claims and anti-social behaviour matters"."He is totally committed to his clients." Social Housing Chambers & Partners 2021

COVID – 19
In response to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, the barristers in Chambers' Housing Law team and staff are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, online resources and other support. Members of the team can assist with enquiries relating to urgent housing disrepair issues, residential possession proceedings during the coronavirus pandemic, interpretation of the Coronavirus Act and associated Guidance for Landlords (including Housing Associations), Tenants and Local Authorities. The team can also help with updates regarding on and offline court procedures, including facilities to deal with remote hearings. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the clerking team civilclerks@trinitychambers.co.uk.

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