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The Housing Health and Safety Rating System: Enforcement and Management Issues

Upkeep

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A one-day course at Upkeep that follows on from the Introduction to HHSRS training day. Local Authorities enforce standards in properties using Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004. This section has introduced new powers that allow Authorities to intervene and maintain property standards where the health and safety risk to the occupants is adjudged to be significanty high. Many landlords are now receiving letter and notices from Local Authorities asking for works to be undertaken in their stock. Does your organisation understand how to respond to this action? In order to speed up and simplyfy the appeals process the work of the County Court has been transfered to Residental Property Tribunals. A number of cases have now been heard by this organisation and the decisions are impacting on the work that we undertake. It is sometimes difficult to know the best time to act on the results of HHSRS survey data. By incorpoating HHSRS assessments now works can be undertaken to stock as part of current cyclical works and save time and money later. Key Points: - Who will enforce the new regime? - How will the HHSRS be enforced? - Working with the enforcement bodies - Reviewing current stock; identifying problems - Stock Condition Surveys - Planning works Prices: We want to help smaller organisations to benefit from staff training so we operate price bands. Designed for: Housing Association and Local Authority staff who need to understand the implications of the HHSRS for their work planning and specification programmes.Housing officers who manage properties and are in contact with tenants and local authorities. Surveyors or authority employees who need to assess properties according to the HHSRS and who many need to specify corrective actions, housing managers who need to gain an understanding of how the HHSRS will impact their work and the consequences of not complying with notices.

A one-day course at Upkeep that follows on from the Introduction to HHSRS training day. Local Authorities enforce standards in properties using Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004. This section has introduced new powers that allow Authorities to intervene and maintain property standards where the health and safety risk to the occupants is adjudged to be significanty high. Many landlords are now...

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