Disrepair despair: do not be an easy target
About the eventTime: 2.00pm-3.00pm
Speaker: Melanie Dirom, partner & head of housing management, Croftons Solicitors
Chair: Mary Aluko, company secretary and head of governance, Chartered Institute of Housing
Benefits of attending
An increase in opportunistic ‘claim farming’ combined with poor record-keeping has led to a huge rise in disrepair claims, but there are ways RPs can prevent expensive pay-outs. Aspects we’ll cover include:
- Overview of the law on disrepair – s11
- Your obligations as landlord– are you vulnerable to a claim?
- Pre-action protocol
- Notice of disrepair
- Dealing with counter-claims
- Tactics for a successful outcome
- Preventative measures: record keeping, policy and procedure, access issues
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