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Webinar - Civil Penalty Notices & the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber


In the fourth webinar focused on the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, Trinity Housing Law barristers Vilma Vodanovic and Alice Richardson examine Civil Penalty Notices.

These are part of the range of enforcement measures available to Local Authorities against private residential landlords. The session explores appeals for such Notices in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, including an explanation of the process and useful tips. The webinar will be of interest to a wide range of Landlords, Local Authorities and their advisers.

The practical session covers:

  • An explanation of Civil Penalty Notices
  • Procedure
  • Relevant housing offences
  • Case law
  • Grounds of appeal
  • Penalty calculations

Please click here to download the slides accompanying the webinar.

Vilma Vodanovic is a recognised specialist in Housing Law in the North East and across the North, with a client base that includes most major housing associations and local authorities. She also acts for tenants and private landlords in housing related matters. In January 2019, Vilma was appointed to the First-Tier Tribunal as a Fee-paid Tribunal Judge.

Alice Richardson deals with a wide range of housing law issues, including cases involving discrimination, human rights and public law/judicial review. Alice also undertakes regulatory work in the housing, property and local government sectors. Alice was appointed to the Attorney General's regional panel of counsel in 2018 and the Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of counsel in 2019. 

Members of the Trinity Housing 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 assist with updates regarding on and offline court procedures, including facilities to deal with remote hearings.

Please note that the content of the webinar is for information only and based on the circumstances at the time of delivery, rather than formal legal advice. Contact Trinity Chambers if you have a specific legal query.

Trinity Chambers’ Housing and Clerking team are more than happy to spend some time discussing the various options available, the process, technical requirements and likely fees. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the clerking team who are operating a full service. The clerks can be contacted at civilclerks@trinitychambers.co.uk or by telephone on 0191 232 1927. 

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