Disrepair Conference

Together we are Forbes

Thursday 06 February 2020, Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield, Ainley Top, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH

Forbes Solicitors' Housing and Regeneration Team are launching their new annual Disrepair Conference, an interactive day of training and workshops aimed at all those involved in repairs and disrepair, including but not limited to contact centre staff, repairs managers, in-house surveyors, staff who deal with rent claims (and disrepair counterclaims) and those directly involved in disrepair claims.


09.30am - Registration

10.00am - Staying Fit: A session looking at the changes to landlords' repairing duties following the introduction of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. - Justine Hunkins - Partner, Forbes Solicitors

10.45am - Landlord Records - A guide to good housekeeping of records - Aleem Mahmood - Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors

11.30am - Disrepair & GDPR - Bethany Paliga, Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors

12.00pm - Breakout Sessions

(a) Ask the Expert: Guidance on how to diagnose damp. - Robert MacLachlan, independant expert

(b) "Safe, Maintained and Sustained" - A practical, joined-up approach to tackle hoarding - Darren Burton, Housing Consultancy Services, Forbes Solicitors & Tanya Simmons, District Prevention Manager - Kirklees, West Yorkshire Fire

1.00pm - Lunch & Networking

2.00pm - Speaker to be confirmed

2.30pm - Win, Lose or Draw: A new interactive and competitive team game based on a case study, where each team runs a claim start to finish, aiming to minimise cost and turn around time. - Justine Hunkins/Beth Freeman.

3.00pm - Close

To book your free place, please click here.