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Webinar - Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)


In the second webinar focused on the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, Trinity Housing Law and Regulatory barristers Alice Richardson and Morgan Brien examine Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

The webinar will be of interest to a wide range of Landlords, as well as Local Authorities and their advisers. The practical session will cover:

  • The various tests to determine whether a property is a HMO
  • Regulatory framework
  • When does a HMO need a licence
  • Applications for a HMO licence
  • Offences, enforcement and defences 

Alice 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. She has particular experience advising on licensing schemes under the Housing Act 2004. 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.

Morgan's practice covers all aspects of housing law, including landlord & tenant disputes, anti-social behaviour, unlawful evictions and disrepair claims. He has appeared in closure order appeals; injunction applications and committal hearings. Morgan also has experience of dealing with Housing matters with a criminal and regulatory involvement, including offences relating to improvement notices and houses in multiple occupation. Morgan was appointed to the Attorney General's regional panel of counsel in 2018.

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.

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